The children make a smooth transition from the Nursery to Reception and continue their Early Years education in one of our three Reception classrooms (housed in the Pre-Prep building) and shared outdoor learning environment. Once again our small classes and excellent staff to pupil ratio ensure that your child is nurtured and stimulated, whilst being encouraged to take on the additional important values of consideration and courtesy for those around them.
The children enjoy healthy snacks and lunch prepared daily with fresh produce by our own catering team; teaching staff provide suitable role models for good manners and appropriate social interaction during these important times.
For further information, please see the Early Years Curriculum
The Reception day is from 8.15 a.m. until 3.25 p.m. (3 p.m. on Wednesdays).
Please note: all children attending our Reception are eligible for the F.E.E.E. until they are five. (A child receives funding for the term in which they have their fifth birthday.)
If parents wish to access only up to 15 hours of free entitlement under the Free Early Education Entitlement, our pattern of delivery is from 4 – 7 p.m. each day.For more information about this, please see the Free Early Education Entitlement
"Pupils have a strong sense of right and wrong [...] borne out by the exemplary behaviour of pupils in lessons and around the school."
ISI Inspection Report 2017