Our award-winning Early Years provision includes our Nursery and Reception classes – taking children from age 2 to 5.
For the youngest members of our school community, each day is a new adventure. Our priority is to ensure that their exciting learning journeys begin in a safe and secure environment. We nurture every child with individual attention and engage them with a curriculum full of activities designed to stimulate a lifelong desire to learn.
In Nursery, children explore learning across the entire range of imaginative, creative, social and academic curricula. The emphasis is on playing and having fun, and activities are directed both by staff and the children themselves. We embrace the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum but pride ourselves on adding so much more. Our fun-packed weekly programme of activities offers specialist teaching in a range of subjects including music, dance, drama, sport, cookery, French, computer skills, art and yoga.
Thorpe Hall School is very much a family school with a strong family ethos. As the youngest members of that family, we embrace our role as builders of the solid foundations that will enable every child to thrive, succeed and make the most of every opportunity offered.
It is this important stage of learning and development that prepares children to take the next exciting step into full time school with confidence.
The Reception Year is the final year of the Early Years Foundation Stage and the first year of statutory schooling.
Children progress easily from our Nursery into Reception. Small classes, focused attention and large, bright and well-resourced classrooms and outdoor learning spaces provide the perfect environment in which to continue learning and growing.
The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum continues in Reception, and there is a balance of learning through play and adult-led tasks. Children benefit significantly from specialist facilities and specialist teaching in key subjects and participate fully in the rich and varied life of our Preparatory School.