Prospective parents are welcome to visit the school by arrangement with the Head teacher but it is often more appropriate if the visit takes place the term prior to the child joining the school.
Children who will be admitted to the school for the first time are invited with their parents to visit the school and meet their future teachers and friends. At this time possible difficulties are discussed and solutions found.
For the Nursery, parents are advised to register their child as soon as s/he reaches the age of two.
Children are admitted according to our admission policy. Parents may register their child as soon as s/he reaches 2 years old. There is no appeal against a non-admittance to Nursery. Again visits to the Nursery and school are welcome by prior appointment with the Headteacher.
In September 2000 a foundation stage for children aged 3 to the end of the reception year was introduced. The establishment of this is a significant landmark in funded education in England. For the first time it gives this very important stage of education a distinct identity.
The early learning goals set high expectations that are achievable for most children who have followed a relevant curriculum by the end of reception.
At All Saints Benhilton we provide learning and teaching experiences of the highest quality throughout the foundation stage allowing practitioners to respond flexibly to the particular needs of the children and developing the whole child. The wide range of experiences and activities offered are intended to enrich that development and are therefore concerned with personal, social and emotional development; mathematical, creative and physical development; communication, language and literacy development, and knowledge and understanding of the world.
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