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Early Years Foundation Stage

We extend a huge welcome to Nursery and Reception pupils and parents. We are very pleased that you have chosen our school and we are looking forward to working with you all. 


Please read our school prospectus which will answer many questions that you have but we are happy to answer queries by telephone or email too.

Foundation Stage - what to expect and when

Research has found that good quality early education will:

  • Improve children’s development
  • Improve their communication skills
  • Help them learn to socialise with other children 
  • Enable the child to make friends more easily
  • Help them to feel ready for school
  • Give them access to exciting new activities


Our Early Years Foundation Stage provides a safe, caring and happy environment which encourages children to learn, play and make friends. 


Our Early Years curriculum is thoughtfully planned and adapted to make sure that all children thrive and achieve. The key areas include:

smileyPersonal and social development

smileyCommunication and language skills

smileyEarly reading and writing skills

smileyMathematical understanding

smileyCreative and physical development, including health education


As a Church of England Primary school we provide a happy, caring Christian environment in which children feel safe, secure and respected. Through a broad and balanced curriculum we strive to provide a rich education, thus enabling all pupils to reach their full potential. We see our pupils as individuals, united with Christian values. 


Parents and carers also love our Early Years. In a recent survey one wrote:

I would also like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to the nursery staff for their continued support with my son and encouraging his development. I am overwhelmed at how he has progressed both sociably and academically since starting at St Peter’s. I greatly appreciated the opportunity to have had one-to-one chats with the staff about my son’s progression and the tapestry app is a fantastic insight into my child’s day to day development.


If you would like any further information about our successful Early Years Foundation Stage, please get in touch with us at our school office, or speak to Mrs Phillips, Early Years Leader. Visits to our school are warmly welcomed.