Our Foundation Stage Unit
We currently run as a Foundation Stage Unit where all Foundation aged children are known as ‘Acorns’.
Preschool Children are ‘Little Acorns’ and Children in Reception Class are ‘Big Acorns’
Telephone Number 01884 253630 ext 2
St John’s Foundation Stage is part St John’s Catholic Primary School Academy, where all Foundation Stage aged children - (2-5 years old) are based together in a purpose built Foundation Stage Unit on the school premises. In October 2013, we were graded as an 'Outstanding' Early Years Foundation Stage Unit. Please read more about this in our OFSTED report here.
The aim of our Foundation Stage Unit is to provide educational experiences of the highest quality. Our learning through play approach is designed to meet the statutory requirements for the Early Years education and is led by a Qualified Foundation Stage Teacher and her team of Early Years trained staff, in a well-organised and attractive environment.
In our Foundation Stage we aim to meet the educational and developmental needs of children from the term before their third birthday (Rising 3) through to the end of the year in which they are five years old (This is the official Foundation Stage as laid down by the government).
Working together as a Foundation Stage benefits all the children by offering: