Judged OUTSTANDING for Early Years, Personal Development and Behaviour and Attitudes (Ofsted May 2024), ......'In the Reception class, children receive an excellent start to their education.'.....'Children are exceptionally well prepared for learning in Year 1.'.....'Pupils develop as mature individuals due to the exemplary provision that they receive to support their personal development.'.....'Pupils’ behaviour during lessons and around school is exemplary.'.....'Pupils are proud of their school mission statement. They aspire ‘not to have more but to be more’ in all that they do. Pupils are happy in school.'.....

St Paul's Catholic Primary School

A Voluntary Academy

Aspire not to have more but to be more – St Oscar Romero

Reception to Key Stage 1

During the second half of the Summer Term in the Foundation Stage, the children begin a transition programme aimed to ease their transition into Key Stage 1 as smoothly as possible.


The children make numerous visits to the next class and engage in a range of activities.

The children also complete a project about themselves which will be continued during the first week of their new class and then displayed. This allows them to express any concerns they have, perceived strengths and weaknesses and any other information that is important to them for their new teacher to know.

The class teachers meet regularly over the last few weeks of the Summer Term to discuss the EYFS Profile and steps forward for all children commencing Year One.