Mulberry Park Educate Together Primary is committed to working for, and with, the community through education and extra curricular activities. We welcome the opportunity to develop links with local people and organisations through volunteering, shared projects and through lettings of our fabulous building.

Visit the tabs below for further info and let us know if you have further questions and/or ideas!

At Educate Together we actively encourage the involvement of parents and carers in the education of your children. Research shows that children do better in school if parents take an active part in their child’s education.

How can you support your child?

  • Come into the classroom for ‘activity mornings’ every day (currently suspended)
  • Share books with your child and enjoy talking about them
  • Hear them read their school reading book regularly – at least five times a week
  • Find out and learn with your child about the topics they are doing
  • Visit the school often, talk to the teachers and spend time in the classroom – there will be plenty of opportunities to do this throughout the year
  • Shopping and cooking with your child is an excellent way to use maths in an everyday context
  • Attend open days, parent workshops and open evenings
  • Talk to the children about their time in school: visit our ‘Supporting your child at home’ tab below for conversation starters and resources.
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Admissions Reception 2023/24

Missed our school tours? Why not have a little look at  our lovely school building and outside space.

Admissions for reception class 2024 will open in September 2023 and close mid January 2024. Applications can be made through your home Local Authority’s Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme. For BANES you can find the   information here.

If oversubscribed places at the school will be allocated following our  Admissions Policy 2023

Please contact the council Admission Team on 01225 394312 or call us on 01225 696444 if you have any further questions.

* Please note that both the 2021 and 2022 Admissions Policies have been amended to reflect new Statutory Guidance for the definition of Children in Care. This amendment to Criteria 1, can be found on page 4. All other aspects of the policy remain as before. This change has been agreed by the Trust Board.

In-Year Applications

All in-year applications are processed directly through the school. Please email to arrange a visit or contact us on 01225 696444. To apply for a space please complete the following form: in year application form. This can also be collected from the school office. All applications for In-Year Admission will be handled within 10 working school days or less.

Where a parent/carer wishes to appeal the admissions decision the school will follow their agreed appleals procedure.  Please see link below.  Appeals Procedure/Form

The timeline for admissions appeals is as follows: Admission Appeals timetable

In 2020/2021 Educate Together Academy Trust held a public consultation about its schools Admissions Policies, with the intention of standardising and clarifying across all of our sites. This consultation has now concluded with the new policy due to begin for the 2022 academic year. You can find a copy of the policy on our Policies page. The Consultation Report can be viewed here.

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Get Involved: Parents and Volunteers

  • Attend parent forums and parent information afternoon/evenings
  • Become a reading volunteer
  • Helping on school trips and visits to the local area
  • Use your skills and talents to help us – let us know if you have any interests or hobbies that could be incorporated into our school
  • Respond to questionnaires and surveys
  • Talk to the teachers and the Headteacher
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Term dates can be downloaded here:

ETAT term dates 23-24

Key Dates to note are:

INSET DAYS: Friday 1st  & Monday 4th Sept 2023

HALF TERM: Monday 23rd – Friday 27th Oct 2023

INSET DAY: Monday 30th Oct 2023

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS: Monday 18th Dec 2023 – Monday 1st Jan 2024. Term starts Tuesday 2nd Jan

INSET DAY: Friday 26th Jan 2024

FEBRUARY HALF TERM: Monday 12th  – Friday 16th Feb 2024

EASTER HOLIDAYS: Friday 29th March – Friday 12th April 2024

BANK HOLIDAY: Monday 6th May 2024

MAY HALF TERM: Monday 27th – Friday 31st May 2024

INSET DAYS: Monday 22nd & Tuesday 23rd July 2024

START OF SUMMER HOLIDAYS: Wednesday  24th July 2023

Other events throughout the year will be shown on the school calendar.

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Find out about what we have been up to in school and any important information that you need to know by looking at our newsletters.

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Mulberry Park Educate Together has several spaces available for hire.Mulberry Park Educate Together primary Lettings Policy

We are committed to using the school as a community asset.  Spaces available to hire are the School Hall, our Multi Purpose Games Area (MUGA) and our floodlit 4G Pitch (9vs9).

Please see our  Lettings Policy for terms and conditions. Please note that these cover all the facilities we hire out.

Hire of our 4G pitch costs £40/hour and the hirer must have public liability insurance.

Cost of MUGA & hall hire available on request.

To enquire please contact the office on or 01225 696444.

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Mulberry Park ET do not yet have a PTA. However,  parents, carers or residents interested in being involved with the school  should contact the office on

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Mulberry Park Educate Together primary Supporting Your Child at Home


Click the link for a video to support your child to pronounce the sounds:

Reading at home

  • Make time to read together – this should be a calm time for you both to enjoy!
  • Share books, comics, magazines, catalogues – reading is everywhere and isn’t just your child’s reading book!
  • If your child is tired, you read the book and get them to spot tricky words in the book, help you with sounding out words etc.
  • Make mistakes as you read – children love to be the teacher and will correct you!
  • Use bug club – see your child’s reading record for log in details
  • Spend time each day reading – this can be reading signs of shops, practising tricky words, sharing a book, reading labels on items in the cupboard etc.
  • Talk about the book – can the children predict what may happen? can thy find their favourite part?
  • Enjoy reading together!
  • Let your child see you reading at home.
  • Have fun with reading!



  • Using mathematical vocabulary – add, take away, more, less half, full, big, little
  • Encourage and enthuse
  • Value their mathematical mark making
  • Make maths everyday and every moment, maths is everywhere!
  • Ask children to show you. Prove it, Explain it, Draw it! The answer is only the beginning.
  • Allow them time to explore mathematical concepts.
  • Be positive about maths around your child.
  • Build their confidence in their abilities to achieve in maths.
  • Make time in your week to play games, cook, go to the shops and let them buy an item.
  • Spot the maths in their environment.
  • Have fun with MATHS!

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