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Delves Infant

and Nursery School

Dream, Believe, Achieve

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Key Information


Our Vision

Every child, without exception, should leave our schools with the values, skills and experiences to enable them to thrive and to be productive members of society. Delves Federation has a reputation for excellence within the local community and beyond.


Mission Statement

We have a shared desire to raise standards and inspire young minds. This will be achieved through inspirational leadership, high quality teaching and high expectations for all. Our curriculum is driven by the exploration of possibilities to allow children to dream, the promotion of a growth mindset to encourage children to believe and development of resilience which supports children to achieve. These aspects are at the heart of everything we do; giving all children the opportunity to succeed.




  • Every pupil deserves a good education that enables them to be the best version of themselves

  • Building an exciting and creative climate for achieving within a safe and supportive environment


  • Accountability based on honesty and responsibility in all our relationships

  • Placing a high value on well-being and professional development for all members of staff so that they have a rewarding and a fulfilling career within our Federation


  • Every individual in our Federation (our pupils, staff, families and friends) is important and has something to contribute

  • Working together and sharing best practice

Our Promise

Every pupil can expect to:

  • Experience a caring and supportive culture in which every individual is safe and can thrive

  • Experience a curriculum which is founded in growth mindset and to develop the resilience needed to explore new possibilities

  • Be part of an aspirational culture in which we overcome any and all barriers to achievement

  • Have ambitious targets and access to appropriate resources to support their learning

  • Learn with appropriate support and receive extra help when necessary

  • Be given effective feedback to secure progress and give them ownership of their learning




School Admissions


Nursery Admission

We take a maximum of 78 children into our LA Nursery, 39 children in the morning session and a different group of 39 in the afternoon session.

Where part time places are not filled we are able to offer 30 hour provision to those families eligible under the Government funding scheme. Children must be 3 by the 31st August to be eligible to start Nursery in September.

Our Nursery Admissions Policy gives full details of the criteria by which places are allocated.



Reception Admission

Our admission number is 90. (based on our Net Capacity Assessment)

Delves Infant School is part of the co-ordinated admission arrangements of Walsall Council.

Applications for admission to Reception should be submitted online by parents to their home authority (the authority you pay your council tax to).

If a child does not meet the admission criteria for Delves Infant and Nursery School then Walsall Council will allocate a place at the nearest alternative school with vacant places.



Mid Year Admissions

Mid year admissions are managed by the local authority and individual schools do not hold waiting lists. If you wish to apply for a place at Delves Infant and Nursery School please apply directly to the Walsall Admissions Team.


Application Details for Year Two Children Applying for a Junior School Place and Nursery Children Applying for a Place in Reception Starting in September 2019

Pupil Premium


We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of our pupils. We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed. In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged. We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged. Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at any one time.


All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received and how this is being used. Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils


Free School Meals


All Infant school children in Reception and Key Stage One are able to benefit from Universal Infant Free School Meals, however for those parents in receipt of certain benefits the school, may be entitled to additional funding titled Pupil Premium.  Please refer to our Pupil Premium application forms in our policies section of the website or collect a form from the school office to apply.  

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