Our Vision: To grow in wisdom and stature and in favour with God and Men. Places available in Nursery (3+) for both 15 hours and 30 hours, please contact the school office.
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Hazlemere Church of England Combined SchoolTo grow in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and men. (modern translation of 'Men' is people and community)

Welcome toHazlemere Church of EnglandCombined SchoolTo grow in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and men. (modern translation of 'Men' is people and community)

Reception Class

Welcome to the Reception Class Page.


Our Reception children enjoy a child-led curriculum that places their interests and passions at the heart of learning. When children are interested and excited, they engage in the learning, and develop a genuine love of learning which results in the children enjoying their days at school.

During their time in our Reception class, our aim is to foster every child’s independence, nurture them, inspire learning and provide challenges that extend their learning.

Reception children enjoy a generous amount of indoor and outdoors space as well as their own classroom, Reception children have access to the main school building and all of its facilities: library, prayer space, ICT room, outdoor swimming pool and a large and exciting outdoor garden and playfields.

Parents are also supported with termly workshops (currently disrupted due to Covid) and updates through our online portal, Tapestry.


Children learn in a variety of ways:

  • Whole class sessions
  • Individual or 1:1 to sessions
  • Small group activities
  • Free-flow independent learning and investigating

For more information about starting in Reception, please download our information booklet on the admissions page.

We would welcome the opportunity to show you our Early Years building where our Reception and Nursery class is based.  If you would like to book a tour, please call the school office.



Please contact Mrs Griffiths or the School Office if you are experienceing any problems accessing Tapestry.

We are an Early Adopter School. Please find below the a comparison table for the Early Learning Goals..


The Early Years Foundation Stage


The prime areas of learning are...
CL         communication and language
PD         physical development
PSED    personal social and emotional development

The specific areas of learning are...
L        literacy
M       mathematics
EAD   expressive arts and design
UW    understanding the world


There are 4 key principles that underpin our practice in the Early Years at Hazlemere C of E.


A Unique Child   We recognise that all children are different. We identify and celebrate their strengths and support their areas for development.


Positive Relationships   Our pupils interact well with each other and with the adults in the school. We encourage parents to be involved with their child's education.


Enabling Environments   Our indoor and outdoor areas encourage exploration, investigation and independent learning. Our displays and resources are well maintained and reflect current learning.


Learning and Development   Pupils achieve well and make good progress from their starting points. Learning is playful, practical and purposeful and builds upon prior attainment. Our children enjoy coming to school.