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Fairford Academy Barnehurst

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If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.  Information about in-year applications can also be found within our Admissions Policy. 


Please be advised that our general admission arrangements are for pupils without an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). Please see our Special Educational Needs area for more information on admission for pupils with an EHCP.



If your child was born between 1st September 2018 and 31 August 2019, he or she can start school in September 2023 and you can apply for a place in our Reception 2023 class.


The application period opens on Thursday 1st September 2022 and the closing date is Sunday 15th January 2023.

Reception Intake Presentation

Welcome from Illuminate Minds Trust Early Years Leader


Illuminate Minds Early Years Foundation Stage is focused on encouraging a child’s passion for lifelong learning and achieving their full potential in education and life’s opportunities. Our Early Years staff are passionate about providing memorable experiences through interactive play and observations both inside and outside. We encourage our parents to be active in their child’s learning from the beginning. Relationships with all staff is very important to ensure that every child feels safe,  happy, encouraged and valued in all our settings. Every decision we make within the Trust has the child at the heart of every decision. We are striving to provide excellence every day in all activities including provision.
This is a new Trust with strong leadership and  new outlooks/ideas to stimulate a child’s mind.
I am more than happy to make time to discuss any aspects of EYFS with any parents, please contact the school to arrange a meeting.

Mrs Rackstraw

Trust EYFS Lead



If your child was born between 1st September 2019 and 31 August 2020, he or she can start Nursery in September 2023.

Nursery Open Mornings

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Fairford Academy Barnehurst,

Fairford Avenue, Bexleyheath, DA7 6QP

Telephone: 01322 333 998 Email: