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The Croft Preparatory School

Dulce et Forte


Due to the current situation we have decided to cancel the Open Mornings on Saturday 21 March and Tuesday 24 March. Please call Admissions to make an appointment to view the school.



Another step in the direction of formal learning....


Reception is where more formal school work begins, preparing your child for Key Stage One.  Class sizes are small (maximum of 20 pupils) to ensure that your child will receive personal attention from our dedicated and enthusiastic teaching and support staff, enabling your child to fulfil their potential. 


Through a careful blend of traditional activities and independent investigation, your child will quickly develop a love of learning.  Music and French lessons with specialist teachers continue in Reception, as does Forest School, where your child will develop increased confidence in the natural environment.   PE (Gymnastics, Games and Dance) are taught as part of the Reception curriculum, and a specialist teacher teaches Swimming weekly in our on-site pool.


When ready, your child will begin the School’s reading scheme.  Our thorough teaching of phonics and spelling will ensure your child can make excellent progress with the achievements of many children exceeding the Early Learning Goals at the end of Reception.