Following the review of the Primary Curriculum in 2008, there is now one single entry into the Reception class. This simply means entry to reception class should be the September following a child’s fourth birthday and that children no longer start in January or April. Places in reception are handled by the Learning Trust. Applications are available in the school office or can be made online.
At the beginning of the year, each child is allocated a key worker and will have different settling in periods depending if they had attended Holmleigh Primary School Nursery or not. Please read the booklet to find out more. In order to help our children settle into school life as quickly and as happily as possible we invite parent(s)/carers to an open day in the Reception class before their child starts. The Open day will give you and your child an opportunity to visit their new setting, form relationships with key persons and provide you with the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
Our curriculum is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage. It sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It gives children a broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.
Please take a look at our Reception Booklet below. You’ll find everything you need to know for Reception!