EARLY YEARS (Nursery, Foundation & Reception)

Reddiford School Early Years Department caters for children from two years nine months to rising fives, and provides a stimulating and attractive environment where pupils are encouraged to be independent and active learners.

The Curriculum followed in these year groups is that of the National Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, extending into elements of the KS1 Curriculum where appropriate.

The Seven Foundation Areas are:
1. Communication & Language
2. Physical Development
3. Personal, Social and Emotional Development
4. Literacy
5. Mathematics
6. Understanding the World
7. Expressive Arts & Design

Older children are taught in classes by Teachers, while the younger children are in groups with an allocated Key Person. Reception pupils are also taught PE, ICT, Music and French by Specialist Teachers.


The Pre-Prep Department builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in the Reddiford School Early Years Department. An emphasis is placed on developing confidence and the capacity to learn and work independently or together, in a happy secure environment.

The Curriculum followed in these year groups is drawn from the KS1 National Curriculum, extending into elements of KS2. 

Subjects followed include…
Mathematics, English, Science, History, Geography, French, ICT, RE, Art, Music, Swimming, Music & Movement, PE & PHSEE.

These are taught predominately by Form Teachers with Specialist Teachers for PE, Swimming, Music & French. There is also some specialist teaching for Humanities, Art & RE.


The Prep Department continues to promote the ethos of high academic standards in a caring environment.

The Curriculum followed in these year groups is drawn from the KS2 National Curriculum, extending into elements of KS3 as a provision for our Gifted and Talented children. Subjects followed include… Mathematics, English & Drama, Science, French (Y3-Y4), ICT, RE & Philosophy, Art, Music, PE, PSHEE, History, Geography, Games, Latin (Y5-Y6) & Reasoning. As children progress through the junior school their subjects are increasingly taught by Specialist Teachers. 

After sitting their entrance examinations for secondary schools, Year 6 pupils embark on a revised curriculum programme (in which French is also reintroduced, along with First Aid and Financial Management), to help them to adjust to the demands of secondary school. Preparation for the KS2 Maths & English SATs examinations also takes place. 

For more detailed curriculum information, please see the parents' portal - curriculum overviews. No log-in required

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