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Our Reception classes are a happy and welcoming group of our Nursery pupils and new children. Their curriculum includes weekly lessons in French, Mandarin, PE and art, taught by our specialist teachers who work closely together as part of an involved and caring teaching team.  The children learn to read, write, investigate, count and to support each other. They grow in confidence, make fantastic progress and leap up into Year 1 after their varied foundation year.

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There is a good balance between learning and play which the children love.”

— Reception Parent

The children’s personal development is outstanding.”

— Independent Schools Inspectorate

Great importance is placed on children’s happiness.”

— Independent Schools Inspectorate

Seeing my pupils make steady progress is so rewarding.”

— Miss Andrews, Reception Teacher

Mandarin is my son's highlight of the week.”

— Reception Parent

Our interactive role-play and ICT areas of the classroom are incredibly popular.”

— Mrs Valder, Reception Teacher

Beyond the classroom

Our Reception children learn outside of the classroom as well as within it. Throughout the year, the boys and girls are given enrichment opportunities including visits and workshops which support their varied learning. 

A peek inside Reception

Flo the Labradoodle in Reception

Our four and five year olds have many opportunities to learn outside of the classroom.

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