Reception is the first year of school
and children join the September after their fourth birthday. Our Reception class is made up of children who
have moved up from our Nursery, as well as new joiners who all are made to feel
Our Reception class is based in our light
and airy pre-prep building in a dedicated classroom with a well-equipped
outdoor learning area. We have a dedicated
Reception teacher and teaching assistant which means we get to know the
children very quickly and allow all of them to feel settled and happy. This also allows us to provide individualised
next steps for their learning journey and help each child reach their full
We provide a supportive and stimulating
learning environment where the children are actively encouraged to apply their
learning and explore their own ideas through independent play. They are taught Mathematics and Literacy
everyday as well as a host of cross-curricular activities. We also have specialist teachers in French,
Music and PE.
We value open lines of communication
and staff are always on hand at the beginning and end of each day to provide
support in any way they can. There are Parents’ Evenings in the Autumn and Spring
Terms to provide regular feedback on each child’s progress, as well as written
reports at the end of each half term.
Reception children also
enjoy a weekly afternoon of Forest School in our dedicated eight acre forest.
This provides children with the opportunity to explore their learning in an
alternative environment, as well as helping children develop greater confidence
in themselves and their abilities, learn collaborative working skills and
exposes them to manageable risks.
also have a weekly swimming lesson all year round, at no extra cost.
Reception Readiness Sessions
These sessions start at the beginning of the Summer term and help prepare the children for life at 'big' school. These sessions will be lots of fun and each one will introduce your child to a different aspect of school life, making sure they are raring to go when they start school in September!
If you would like to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 1428 643734.
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