The spirit of the foundation stage is embodied in facilities that have been custom-built for children; the bright colours, sunlit spaces, and whimsical touches create a feel of an active and stimulating children’s village.
Our FS1 facility is a separate unit, set slightly apart from the main primary school, with its own dedicated playground, creating a safe and nurturing learning environment. The FS2 block retains this self-contained feel, as it is positioned in a separate wing of the main school building and also has its own dedicated indoor and outdoor activity areas and another separate playground. These different physical spaces reflect a child’s educational journey through foundation stage and the physical transition aids a child’s smooth integration into the main primary school population by the beginning of Year 1. In both the FS1 and FS2 blocks, classrooms open out into a spacious and well-equipped, central indoor activity areas. Each FS classroom has its own attached toilets, and (in keeping with best practices of the British Foundation Stage Curriculum) immediate access to the outdoors via French windows.
These dedicated FS outdoor areas feature a range of ever-changing outdoor activities, such as water, sand, mark-making and small world play as well as a permanent outdoor playground area. In addition to this, there is a separate Junior Gymnasium in the FS Block, which has been designated solely for the use of the FS children.