In Reception we provide a warm, safe and caring atmosphere in which all children can thrive. We pride ourselves on knowing all our children as individuals and the staff are committed to encouraging children to become confident, independent and above all happy learners. Our Pre Prep aims to provide a child-centred approach to learning and development. It is important to establish a good grounding in all seven areas of learning and on this solid framework we are able to build an exciting and varied curriculum.

We make the most of our beautiful grounds and the outdoor environment is very important in our children’s learning. We take lessons outdoors as much as possible and have weekly sessions of Forest School in our school woods.

There are three Reception classes in our Pre Prep, with up to 19 children in each class. There is one teacher supported by a learning assistant in each class.

Reception starts with Registration at 8.45am and ends at 3.30pm. There are optional After-School clubs available every day until 4.45pm and then a Late Club available until 6pm.

Lessons with specialist teachers include Music,  Forest School and PE.

How can I apply for a place in Reception?

Entry into Reception is by 4+ Assessment which takes place in the October prior to starting in the September of the following year. Please click here for further information about Reception admissions.