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Reception Class

Making every day special

Starting “Big” school when your child reaches five years old can be a daunting time, that’s why at St. Margaret’s we’re here to hold their hand – and yours!

Our two Reception classes are beautiful, bright and spacious, equipped with everything a little learner needs to make every day special.

A separate outdoor area, specifically for our Early Years children, allows for exploring and building new friendships in a safe and fun environment within our seven acres of glorious grounds.

A very nurturing and friendly environment, with a good focus on both wellbeing and learning.

 – Reception Parent, St Margaret’s

Join us for a Personal Tour

We warmly welcome families throughout the year, offering tailored personal tours on a day that suits you, including school holidays.

Enjoy a guided tour of the school, arranged by a member of our friendly Admissions Team who can answer any questions you may have


We encourage our pupils to do their best

In Reception, we focus on play-based learning and exploration to develop children's social, emotional, and communication skills. Our flexible curriculum adapts to each child's needs and interests. Our teachers use engaging techniques to nurture confident, enthusiastic readers.

Daily maths lessons with practical equipment build strong foundations. Art and craft activities align with topics, fostering imagination and creativity.

Teachers assess progress against Early Learning Goals (ELGs), often exceeding expectations. Integration with the school includes assemblies, play with older pupils, and termly performances. Parents can follow their child's progress through our shared online journal, Tapestry.


Reception children receive French lessons once a week with a specialist teacher. The language is introduced through learning to speak French words and phrases via games and songs.


Pupils in Reception enjoy a Music lesson taught by our Director of Music every week. They learn to engage with music through song, movement and sensory activities. As their skills develop, they learn about the musical elements, responding to music through movement, playing percussion instruments and singing. They enjoy a singing assembly with the whole school every Tuesday and perform in nativity plays and the end of year performance.


Games and PE are taught three times a week. Skills and team games are taught, providing exercise, fun and the opportunity to meet and exceed the goals for Physical Activity in the EYFS expectations. The sporting highlight of the year is the School Sports Day held in June which everyone takes part in to represent their House.

Forest School

Our pupils in Reception have a wonderful opportunity to experience Forest School in our dedicated woodland area. During their Woodland Wanderers sessions they are able to explore their environment and learn more about it in focused activities.


Beyond the classroom

We go above and beyond to cultivate a lifelong love of learning through an array of enriching extracurricular activities. From exhilarating sports programs and captivating drama productions to vibrant art and music clubs, our students have endless opportunities to explore their passions.

Engaging school trips and visits from inspiring guests further broaden their horizons and spark their curiosity. Through these diverse experiences, we empower our pupils to embrace new challenges, develop essential skills, and will shape their educational journey and beyond.

Begin an unforgettable adventure.

Children who join St Margaret’s develop their confidence and gain a genuine love for learning, putting them on the path to success.

2 - 4 yrs old


4 - 5 yrs old


5 - 7 yrs old


7 - 11 yrs old

St Margaret's School

Enquiries :01787 273 050