Starting School in Year R

What is the Early Years Foundation Stage?

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth until the end of the Reception year at school.

Whilst your child is in Reception they will work towards the early learning goals.

Most children are expected to achieve the early learning goals by the end of EYFS.

Play underpins all development and learning for young children. Providing well-planned experiences based on children’s spontaneous play, both indoors and outdoors, is an important way in which practitioners support young children to learn with enjoyment and challenge.

The curriculum is delivered through a combination of whole class activities, adult led focussed activities and child initiated activities.

Here are some of our chilldren enjoying outdoor learning!

The government now require the children to undertake a baseline test at the beginning of Year R. We currently use Early Excellence, this is on trial for the year 2015/16 and then will become a statutory requirement by the year 2016/2017.

We are part of the Bradgate Education Partnership. Click here to take you to the BEP website.


News Bulletin

Please remember doors open in Key Stage 2 at 8.35 for registration at 8.45 and Key Stage 1 doors open at 8.50 for registration at 8.55.





Term Times 2016/2017

Autumn Term 2016

School Opens - Tuesday 30th August
Mid Term Break - Monday 17th - Friday 21st October
School Closes - Friday 16th December

Spring Term 2017

School Opens - Wednesday 4th January 
Mid Term Break - Monday 13th - Friday 17th February
School Closes - Friday 7th April

Summer Term 2017 

School Opens - Monday 24th April
Mid Term Break - Friday 26th May - Friday 2nd June
School Closes - Friday 14th July

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