Blackburn Primary School

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Our Foundation Stage is set up as one Unit with both FS1 and FS2 children having the opportunity to learn alongside each other and receive the best education they can. There is free flow between the two rooms and the outdoor environment for all children at set times during the day where they can access a wide variety of exciting play-based learning opportunities. Teacher led sessions are taught mostly in the different year groups and follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum which applies to children from birth to the end of the FS2 year.

The Unit is designed to provide an imaginative and exciting environment where children can explore and develop their learning to help make sense of the world. They practise and build up ideas, concepts and skills, they learn how to problem solve, take risks, and understand the need for self-discipline and rules.

“There is a broad range of resources, interesting displays and rich activities to engage and stimulate children. The unit provides good continuous provision indoors and outside.” OFSTED April 2015

As a school we recognise the importance of ensuring children develop emotionally and socially and where children are identified as needing additional support with this, we provide nurture groups within the Unit.

Our staff are experienced in early child development and are good role models for the children, demonstrating the importance of respect and teamwork. They work closely with parents and carers, recognising the important role they play in the education of their children. Children’s progress is tracked throughout the year and the end of FS2 they are assessed on the Foundation Stage profile which is reported to parent and carers.

Members of staff work well together as a team and have a shared vision for what they want children to achieve.” OFSTED April 2015

For information on when your child can start and how to apply for a place within our Unit, please click here to link to our Admissions page.

Funded Childcare Offer

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Blackburn's 30 hour funded offer

We can offer any combination of the following in partnership with Bumbles, our before and after-school providers.

  •  Additional afternoon sessions (12:15 – 3:15pm)
  • Lunchtime club (11:15 – 12:15pm)
  • Breakfast club (7:45 – 8:45am)
  • After-school club (3:15 – 5:45pm)