Sherborne House Reception gives children aged four to five years, and their parents, the best possible start to school. Our experienced and caring staff seek to instil a love for learning from the moment a child starts school, within a happy, creative and secure environment.

Our Reception children will have opportunities to visit the Pre-Reception children as well as children in Year 1 and 2, allowing them to interact with children of all ages and become more familiar with other teachers in the school.

In Reception we follow a structured programme, allowing the children to move onto Year 1 National Curriculum work when they are ready. Each day the children will complete phonics, literacy and a mathematics lesson alongside other activities. Read more about the curriculum here.

Starting school is one of life’s major milestones and for many parents, it can be an emotional time. It’s natural to feel both nervous and excited, but with a little advance preparation, both you and your child will be able to cope with the transition more smoothly. Click here to read our top tips which we hope will help prepare your child for school.