Reception Class

Choosing a “Big” school for your child when they approach five years of age can be a daunting time. At St Joseph’s, we’re here to hold their hand – and yours!

At St Joseph’s we recognise the importance of providing a secure and nurturing environment where children can feel safe and relaxed and fully exploit their natural potential. Our Reception classroom is bright and spacious, equipped with everything a little learner needs to make every day exciting. A separate outdoor garden, and ‘messy room’ equipped specifically for our Pre-Prep children, allows for exploring and building new friendships.

Class sizes are small, with dedicated, enthusiastic, well qualified class teachers. Lessons in the Library, French, Music, and PE are taught by specialists, taking advantage of our wonderful music and sports facilities here at St Joseph’s. The Teachers in Reception Class have access to the main school facilities including the Junior Science Lab, ICT suites, library, all-weather pitch and Outdoor Classroom – which is used weekly come rain or shine!

We strive to make every child a confident, enthusiastic reader. Children read and are taught phonics every day. Maths is also taught daily by our talented Reception Class Teacher Mrs Hampton. Weekly activities such as Outdoor School, cooking and swimming enhance the learning experience in our Reception Class and opportunities to work with Year 1 during topic time helps build friendships and gives the children a sense of community.

Wrap around care is available from 8am at St Joseph’s with the Early Birds Club, Prep and a wide range of after school clubs.

If you are considering St Joseph’s for Reception Class please do come and meet the St Joseph’s community, we would be happy to provide a tour of the school and introduce you to our staff. During the Summer Term before your child is due to join Reception, he/she would be welcome to join our transition sessions which will enable them to get to know us, and their future classmates, before their school journey begins.

We know that St Joseph’s provides your child with the best possible start to their educational journey and we can offer your children a Firm Foundation for Life.

Registrations are now being accepted for Reception Class 2022 entry. Call us on 01566 772580 or email if you have any questions or would like to find out more.