Pupils between the ages of 3 and 5 years work within the seven areas set out in the Foundation Curriculum:

  • Communication and language
  • Personal, Social and Emotional development
  • Physical development
  • Literacy
  • Number
  • Expressive Arts
  • Design and understanding of the world

Pupils are assessed during the first few weeks after entry to the academy to enable staff to set appropriate targets for each individual child. A formal assessment is then made at the end of the reception year – this is called the Foundation Stage Profile.