New Reception Information - Starting School

In February 2024 we had an Ofsted inspection where the school was rated as good. Early Years provision at our school was rated as outstanding


Below are a few quotes about the Early Years from our report:


Children in Reception get off to an excellent start. Well-trained staff support children’s language development exceptionally well. Staff create purposeful opportunities to develop children’s speech and vocabulary. Children learn to read from the moment they start school. 


The early years provision in this school is exceptional. Children learn the routines and habits of school from the very beginning. Children are highly motivated and eager to join in.


Pupils’ conduct is exemplary. This starts in Reception, where children learn how to develop friendships as they play together and share.



At Cherhill we know that the Reception Year is so incredibly important, and we are here to support you and your child every step of the way.

It was fantastic to meet all of our lovely families for the initial meeting. 



If you have any questions please feel free to contact the office on 01249 812100 or email


Please do take a look at the Emerald Class Page on this website as it will show you some of the exciting ways we learn in Reception. 



Miss Cheryl Horton 

Reception Teacher and Deputy Head

Below are some links recommended by The Rise Trust for parents of children starting school in September.

Learning is Fun in Emerald