Reception Intake September 2021

Online applications for September 2021 have now closed but we do have limited places available.  It is a legal requirement for children to attend school from the age of 5, so if you haven't yet registered for a Reception place you need to do so ASAP. 

Application forms are available from the school office or by calling us on 01782 307550.

We are currently holding induction sessions for our new Reception intake on a Tuesday morning so that they are familiar with the setting and staff before they join us full time in September.

Reception Class

Welcome to our Reception. We have a 45 place Reception cohort, with 23 children in the Dragonfly class with Mrs Pierpoint as the class teacher and 22 children in the Ladybird class with Miss Holland as the class teacher. 

In Early Years we place each child at the centre of their learning. We understand that every child is a unique individual with their own skills and talents and we provide a safe, caring and stimulating environment where all children grow and flourish.  

At St Teresa's, learning and development in Reception takes place through a wide range of adult-directed and child-initiated activities. Learning through play and first hand practical experiences provide the children with the opportunity to develop in all seven areas of learning. We currently provide a rolling program of topics throughout the Nursery and Reception classes and parents are encouraged to support their children with the learning. We incorporate the children's interests and ideas within the planning to provide personalised learning experiences.

The foundation stage classes are adjacent to each other and we have a shared outdoor area where all of the foundation stage children can learn together.

By the end of Reception we will have developed and extended the children's knowledge, independence, confidence and we aim to instil a love of learning ready for them to embark on the next stage of their journey.

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We would love to hear from you and are happy to answer any questions prospective parents may have. Please contact the school office for more information on: 01782 307550 or

Reception Staff