Virtual Tours

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak in 2020, hundreds of schools were forced to cancel their normal end-of-year transition activities.  This resulted in countless numbers of preschool children not getting the usual opportunity to visit their new Reception Class and meet their new class teachers. This in turn made some children and parents feel anxious about the prospect of starting school in September and concerned that they wouldn’t know what to expect.

As a result, the Norwich Opportunity Area wanted to help by funding 18 amazing virtual tours of some of our Norwich Primary Schools. These tours, complete with welcome videos from Reception Class Teachers and Headteachers, provided a fantastic way for families to still explore their new school and meet their key staff virtually, whilst staying in the comfort of their own homes.

Since then, following the success of the Virtual Tours project in 2020 and the continued presence of Covid-19, the Norwich Opportunity Area have gone on to fund another 39 virtual tours across 3 key transition phases; home to Nursery, Nursery to Reception Class, Infant School to Junior School.  This means that:

21 Nurseries across Norwich now have a virtual tour

ALL Primary and Infant School’s across Norwich now have a virtual tour of their Reception classes (27)

ALL Junior School’s across Norwich now have a virtual tour of their Year 3 classes (9)

Making the most of your virtual tour. Guide to support schools and nurseries to use virtual tours in creative and effective ways to maximise engagement and viewings. Making the most of your virtual tour

You can also watch a webinar with advice about how to use, market and promote your NOA funded virtual tour for parents:  Watch here

NOA Reception Campaign Video

Angel Road Infant and Nursery School – Nursery Welcome Video and Virtual Tour

Angel Road Infant and Nursery – Reception Welcome Video and Virtual Tour

Angel Road Junior School – Year 3 Welcome Video and Virtual Tour

Angel Road Junior School – Year 3 Children Welcome Video

Avenue Junior School – Year 3 Welcome Video and Virtual Tour

Avenue Junior School – Year 3 Children Welcome Video

Bignold Primary, Nursery and Pre School – Nursery Welcome Video and Virtual Tour

Bignold Primary School and Nursery – Reception Welcome Video and Virtual Tour

Bluebell Primary School – Reception Welcome Video and Virtual Tour

Catton Grove Primary School – Nursery Welcome Video and Virtual Tour Caterpillar Class Tour

Catton Grove Primary School – Reception Welcome Video and Virtual Tour

Chapel Break Infant School – Reception Welcome Video  and Virtual Tour

Chapelfield Children’s Day Nursery – Nursery Welcome Video and Virtual Tour

Chapelfield Children’s Day Nursery – Covid Safety video

Charles Darwin Primary and Nursery – Nursery Welcome Video and Virtual Tour

Charles Darwin Primary School – Reception Welcome Video and Virtual Tour

Chestnut Nursery at Norwich Research Park – Nursery Welcome Video and Virtual Tour

Chestnut Nursery at Sewell Park – Nursery Welcome Video and Virtual Tour

Chestnut Nursery at St. Giles – Nursery Welcome Video and Virtual Tour

Chestnut Nursery at The Diamond Centre – Nursery Welcome Video and Virtual Tour

City College Norwich Nursery – Nursery Welcome Video and Virtual Tour

City College Norwich Nursery – Covid Safety Video

Clover Hill V.A. Infant & Nursery School – Nursery Welcome Video and Virtual Tour

Clover Hill Infant and Nursery School – Reception Welcome Video and Virtual Tour

Colman Infant School – Reception Welcome Video and Virtual Tour

Colman Junior School – Year 3 tour – Coming soon….!

Eaton Primary School – Reception Welcome Video and Virtual Tour

Edith Cavell Academy and Nursery – Nursery Welcome Video and Virtual Tour 1 Virtual Tour 2

Edith Cavell Academy and Nursery – Reception Welcome Video and Virtual Tour (updated 2021 video coming soon…!)

George White Junior School – Year 3 Welcome Video  and Virtual Tour

George White Junior School – Year 3 Children Welcome Video

Heartsease Primary Academy – Reception Welcome Video and Virtual Tour

Henderson Green Primary Academy – Reception Welcome Video and Virtual Tour

Lakenham Primary School and Nursery – Nursery Welcome Video Coming soon….!

Lakenham Primary School and Nursery – Reception Welcome Video 1  Video 2 and Virtual Tour

Lionwood Infant and Nursery School – Nursery Welcome Video and Virtual Tour

Lionwood Infant and Nursery School – Reception Welcome Video and Virtual Tour

Lionwood Infant and Nursery School – Covid Safety Video

Lionwood Junior School – Year 3 Welcome Video and Virtual Tour

Lionwood Junior School – Year 3 Children Welcome Video

Little Squirrels Play Forest – Nursery Welcome Video and Virtual Tour

Magdalen Gates Primary School – Reception Welcome Video and Virtual Tour

Mile Cross Primary School – Reception Welcome Video and Virtual Tour

Mousehold Infant and Nursery School – Nursery Welcome Video and Virtual Tour

Mousehold Infant and Nursery School – Reception Welcome Video and Virtual Tour

Nelson Infant School – Reception Welcome Video and Virtual Tour

Norwich Primary Academy – Reception Welcome Video and Virtual Tour

Peapod Pre-School – Nursery Welcome Video and Virtual Tour

Recreation Road Infant School – Reception Welcome Video and Virtual Tour

St Clements Hill Primary Academy – Reception Welcome Video (updated 2021 video coming soon…!) and Virtual Tour

St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School – Reception Welcome Video and Virtual Tour

St Michael’s V.A. Junior School – Year 3 Welcome Video and Virtual Tour

The Beehive Childcare Group – Nursery Welcome Video and Virtual Tour

The Beehive Childcare Group – Covid Safety Video

The Clare School – Reception tour and Virtual Tour

The Free School Norwich – Reception Welcome Video and Virtual Tour

The Free School Norwich – Students Welcome Video

The Hamlet ‘Early Explorers’ Pre-School – Nursery Welcome Video and Virtual Tour

The Parkside School – Year 3 Welcome Video and Virtual Tour

Tuckswood Academy and Nursery – Nursery Welcome Video and Virtual Tour

Tuckswood Academy and Nursery – Reception Welcome Video and Virtual Tour

Valley Primary Academy- Reception Welcome Video and Virtual Tour

Wensum Junior School – Year 3 Welcome Video and Virtual Tour

Wensum Junior School – Year 3 Children Welcome Video

West Earlham Infant and Nursery School – Nursery Welcome Video and Virtual Tour

West Earlham Infant and Nursery School – Reception Welcome Video and Virtual Tour

West Earlham Junior School – Year 3 Welcome Video and Virtual Tour

West Earlham Junior School – Year 3 Children Welcome Video

If you are a parent and would like to give us some feedback on the virtual tours please fill in this form Please note, your answers will be anonymous and the collated feedback will only be shared with the Norwich Opportunity Area, Norfolk County Council and the schools/settings involved, to help with future planning around transition.