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Early Years


An exceptional start to school at Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

Our Early Years curriculum provides the foundations for developing happy, confident, resilient learners and fosters a lifelong love of reading and learning. Our exceptional team have the child at the centre of everything they do and, through themed learning experiences, encourage children to play an active role in their own development. Children feel safe to develop as individuals in this nurturing, supportive environment, which provides children and their families with an exceptional start to school.


Happy, confident readers fully immersed in learning

At Preston Hedges School, you will find children fully immersed in learning, with creative, themed experiences and language rich environments ensuring that all opportunities to learn are taken within our wonderfully engaging provision.

Reading is at the heart of our provision and daily phonics sessions using the ELS program are fundamental to ensuring our children have the building blocks to read and love reading. Individual reading, family reading and class story time ensures that we share a wide variety of books and texts with our children.

Each week parents and carers are invited into school to share a story with their child at Friday Family Reading. Children and families are also encouraged to make the most of the Red London Library Bus and Book Swap Red Phone Box.

Literacy and Maths sessions are embedded in the Early Years curriculum, with opportunities for children to consolidate their learning creatively, in both indoor and outdoor settings. The importance we place on ‘early number’ is demonstrated throughout the Early Years spaces with learning opportunities integrated at every opportunity, including at the Maths Shed in the outdoor classroom, where Maths flows into the outdoors for children to access independently.

Our indoor and outdoor provision ensures that children have continuous opportunities to develop their knowledge in all of the EYFS areas of learning. Our classrooms and wonderful outside learning and play area are designed to develop the whole child, with themed role play areas, creative stations and construction areas, which all children can explore for sustained periods of time with or without adult support. You will often find our children building elaborate structures in our construction area, or creating a range of exciting recipes at our ice cream van or mud kitchen.

We promote a love of the outdoors with weekly ‘Big Outdoors’ sessions and through these experiences, learning opportunities are enriched, and children are encouraged to take risks. We end the sessions with a hot chocolate at our fire pit, which is a really special way to end a busy afternoon learning in the outdoors.


Amongst the country’s best Early Years performance

We create happy children with a love for learning and school, and families that feel part of – and warmly welcomed into – a supportive school community, who genuinely believe Preston Hedges is ‘their school’.

Attainment is consistently exceptional, well above national averages, and in the highest 20% of schools nationally.



Welcome to our outstanding primary school. Founded on the principles of Fun, Creativity and Achievement, ours is a very special school where children are encouraged to thrive socially and academically.


Year on year


Alongside academic achievement, this gives every child at Preston Hedges School the opportunity to fulfil their own unique potential. The result? Children at our school consistently outperform their peers – both regionally and nationally – and many go on to win places at the country’s most prestigious secondary settings.


Happy, Confident Learners

Inspired by the philosophy of Fun, Creativity and Achievement.

Curriculum content is rigorously planned to ensure all children engage in lessons and consolidate their learning with clear intentions.

Throughout the school, each year group’s learning is documented and displayed through celebratory Floor Books where QR codes and final pieces of work demonstrate each topic’s implementation, progressive journey and learning impact.


Wootton Hope Drive, Wootton Fields, Northampton, NN4 6BU

Registered Office: Wootton Hope Drive, Wootton Fields, Northampton, NN4 6BU. Registration No. 08282041. England & Wales.