Our pupils follow an exciting play-based curriculum, with a balance of child and teacher initiated activities to stimulate and develop each child. 

In Reception the children have regular numeracy and literacy lessons alongside exciting topic work and child-initiated play in their dedicated play areas and playground. Pupils also have weekly swimming, PE and French lessons. Our topic based curriculum offers a wide range of learning opportunities aimed at stimulating and nurturing your child’s development and interests. The high teacher-to-pupil ratio ensures that each child is able to develop and learn at their own pace. We encourage progress through immediate positive praise and certificates to celebrate achievements.

French, music and physical education are taught by dedicated specialist teachers from the Prep School, giving the children an early advantage in experiencing and developing their skills in these subjects. Teaching is extended outside as each classroom has an integral outdoor area offering the children another learning dimension. In addition, our nature garden, forest school and adventure playground encourage activity and exploration in the exciting world around them. Educational visits support and extend our academic curriculum with trips to working farms, zoos, forests, museums, libraries and places of interest.

We operate an open-door policy, inviting parents into the building in the afternoon. This gives time for informal conversations about how the day has gone and the opportunity for children to show off what they have done during the day. Our staff work hard to provide a safe, caring and stimulating environment for children to grow, develop and flourish at their own pace.

Welcome to Reception booklet