Early Years (Ages 2½ to 5)

Coopersale Hall’s Early Years Foundation Stage includes Lower Kindergarten, Upper Kindergarten and Transition (Reception). Children can begin school from 2½ years, and are able to attend on a part-time or full-time basis during the Kindergarten Years. School is full-time from the start of Transition.

The school was last inspected in June 2014 and the report confirms that we make ‘outstanding’ provision in meeting the needs of the range of children who attend. They have excellent relationships with staff and show excellent progress throughout their time with us. Children are happy at Coopersale Hall, with the provision for their well-being again proved ‘outstanding’.

Specialist teaching in a number of areas greatly enhances the curriculum. We use the seven national Early Learning Goals as our basic minimum and enrich the children’s experiences through a range of other activities including weekly Dance, French, ICT, Music and PE lessons together with assemblies, performances, trips and outings.

The Early Years classrooms are large and well-resourced, with purpose-built facilities.  The outside facilities are outstanding with dedicated areas for play that include all-weather surfaces, playgrounds and an adventure playground.

The inspection reports makes particular reference to our staff’s impact on the children’s learning, with all activities well-planned by enthusiastic teachers who assess the children’s progress carefully. The area is led by Mrs Pettigrew, our EYFS Coordinator, who ensures that staff consistently demonstrate high expectations of children both in terms of behaviour and learning.