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Primary Reception

Help prepare your child for formal education on our Primary Reception programme, for children aged 4 - 5 years old.


An introduction to life at school.

As a parent, you will likely be a mix of excited and nervous about your child starting primary school. Our Primary Reception programme  will be the first step for many children into formal education.

At Bell, children will be busy exploring, discovering, and listening to stories. They will be getting used to the school environment and learning to concentrate and listen to the teacher.

They will continue to experiment and learn through play to enhance their core skills in line with principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. As the Reception year progresses, their learning may start to become more formal, ready for Year 1 of the Key Stage 1 curriculum.


4 - 5 years old
Teacher to child ratio
Maximum class size
Term 3
Academic Year 2023-2024
15 April - 28 June 2024
Course dates
Academic Year 2024-2025
Term 1
19 August - 20 December 2024

Term 2
6 January - 17 April 2025

Term 3
5 May - 27 June 2025
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Minimum commitment
2 Full Days and 2 Mornings per week
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Our approach

Following the final year of the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework in England, your child will continue to develop their skills through a vital mix of adult-led and child-initiated play and learning activities. As they progress through the year, students will become familiar with a more formal classroom setting in preparation for progressing into Key Stage 1. Activities and lessons include:

  • Reading, writing and story time
  • Music, songs and rhymes
  • Maths, IT and Science
  • French
  • Arts and crafts
  • Physical activity
  • Visits and excursions
What to expect

Learning outcomes

Children attending Reception Class can expect to achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • To express themselves confidently in a range of situations
  • To apply mathematical skills for basic problem solving and functions
  • To develop a strong phonic awareness
  • To develop early reading and writing skills
  • To develop a rich understanding of their culture and environment

What is your next step?

We recognise that this is a big decision for you and your family. We are here to help support you as much as we can.

If you would like to arrange a visit or speak to our Nursery team, please contact us here. If you’re ready to take the next step, get your registration started and fill in the application form.

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