The Headington Quarry Foundation Stage School
Ofsted Outstanding Rated School
  Intro   Organisation and Admissions   Home-School Partnership   The School Day  
  Curriculum   Records and Assessment   Values and Ethos   OFSTED  

The School Day
When children start school they join a group of children with a Key Person who is specifically trained to work with young children. The children remain with the same Key Person during their time in the Nursery to support their emotional security and to help staff get to know families better.

At the beginning of each session the children join their Key Person for registration and a short group-time session. The Key Person then explains the activities available for that day and talks to the children about what they could do.

There is always a variety of activities on offer to cover all seven areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. The large outdoor area is as important a classroom as the inside area, and children are encouraged to try activities from all areas of the curriculum outside as well as in and the children have access to indoor and outdoor activities most of the time .

Towards the end of the session, children help to tidy up and then rejoin their Key Group for story, singing, music or discussion.

We follow Oxfordshire school term dates and have 5 In-service training days for staff (INSET days) during the year. These are determined on an annual basis and you will receive prior notice of term dates.

Morning 9.10 a.m. - 11.40 a.m. 

Key Group times from 9.10am - 9.30am

11.40 a.m- 1.00. Children’s lunch time period

1.00 p.m. Morning session children who have stayed for lunch, leave.
Afternoon 1.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m.

Key Group times from 1pm - 1.20pm

Session finishes at 3.30 with a singing and story-time
Headington Quarry Foundation Stage School