Berwood Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B72 1BS

This page is solely for new parents whose children join at the start of the academic year

September 2023 Starters


We are extremely pleased to be welcoming you to our Penns family and we are thankful that you have chosen us as your child's primary environment.  We are a small inclusive school with high expectations, a positive ethos, open and honest communication and a real passion for seeing children become well rounded citizens.  We are confident that your child will enjoy their time with us.


We already have a whatsapp group in place for our new parents.  If you would like to be a part of the group to keep up-to-date with all things 'school, please do contact the office.


Special Educational Needs

We operate an inclusive school and surrounding environment at Penns.  If you are concerned or need to discuss your child's progress thus far, our pastoral team will be happy to discuss any issues or concerns that require attention before your child begins in September enabling them to settle easily and progress well.

Please email our pastoral team on: and a member of our team will be in touch or alternatively, you can email our SENCO directly on: 


'Every child can learn, just not in the same way, at the same time or in the same place'




Your child has now been placed into one of our school houses.  If your child has a sibling at the school they will be placed into the same house.  You will be informed during your home visit which house your child is in.  Should you wish to know sooner, please do contact the main school office.

Wyndley (green)

Powells (red)

Bracebridge (blue)

Longmoor (yellow)

Parents are able to buy any tee shirt for their child in the correct colour or please see the link on the uniform tab if you wish to purchase a branded tee shirt complete with your child's initials.


Key Dates: 2023


School Start Dates  
Wednesday 6th September from 8.45am - 12pm All children to attend school
Thursday 7th September from 8.45am - 12.30pm All children to attend school
Friday 8th September from 8.45am - 3.30pm Children begin school (full time)
Friday 22nd September from 9am-10am Parents Phonics Workshop



We do have a new reception WhatsApp group so that parents can keep one another informed.  If you would like to join the group, please call the office and leave your details so that you can be added.  Thank you.


Class Representative:

Interested in shaping your child's primary career? 

Apply to be the parent representative for the new reception class.  Email with your name and your interest.  Look at the class reps tab on our website to find further information


Books to Share

Reading is extremely important to us at Penns Primary. 

Give your child the best start to school life by reading the following books together (see link) 


I am ready for school checklist

Download here



50 Things To Do Before You’re Five gives you 50 activities that parents and carers can support their children to try out and repeat.