Welcome to the Early Years Department of Homefield Preparatory School where we deliver an outstanding quality of education. We work in close partnership with parents to ensure we are constantly creating the very best learning environment. By the time the boys move on at the end of Reception they have achieved high standards; they have developed in confidence and are well prepared for the next stage of their educational journey.
We are very proud of our inspection by ISI in March 2013, which rated us ‘excellent’ in every area. We are fortunate that all boys benefit from specialist lessons in Sport, Music and French and have access to all areas of the main school indoors and outdoors. This provides a very special offer to the boys with the chance to access an exceptional provision and coaching beyond the Early Years classroom. We have embedded Outdoor Learning into our curriculum as we believe that contact with the natural environment expands the boys' imagination, deepens their curiosity and encourages their motivation to learn.
We have some very impressive outcomes here, our boys exceed expectations in a broad array of subjects (100% reaching national Early Learning Goals) including Health and Self Care, Technology; Reading, People and Communities, the World and Exploring and Using Media and Materials. Nationally, Literacy and Mathematics remain the subjects in which fewest boys achieve the expected level or higher, however by the end of Reception at Homefield is very different, 97% achieved the expected level or higher in literacy and 77% achieved the expected level or higher in mathematics.
We also offer a concise phonics programme that ensures all boys make rapid progression with their reading. We make learning fun for the boys who thoroughly enjoy their Early Years’ experience with us.
For boys joining us in Reception in September we offer a series of 'Getting to Know Us' settling in sessions which have been a huge success. One of our current Reception parents told us how much her and her son enjoyed these sessions:
"Our son had a fantastic time and could not stop talking to his family about how much he enjoyed Zumba dancing and playing out. He is so excited to start school in September. Thank you so much for organising these sessions. We really appreciate the warm friendly atmosphere you create for us and for spending quality time with us. Special thanks for the yummy treats and the lovely gifts for the boys. Absolutely thrilled to be part of the Homefield family!"
Mrs Sarah Godly
Head of the Early Years Department
For further information about the Early Years Department please download a copy of our information handbook:
Parent Information Handbook 2019-20