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The Winchcombe School

Improving As One


Welcome to Foundation!

Foundation Stage 1, is our nursery class called 'Acorns', for which children can enter from the term after they turn 3, with a new intake at the beginning of each term*. There is a morning session which runs from 9.00am until 12.00pm, and an afternoon session running from 12.00pm until 3.00pm.

Foundation Stage 2, is our full time reception for which there are two classes called 'Seedlings' and 'Saplings'.

Overall, we provide a safe, secure, enriching environment encompassing a varied mix of teacher led and child initiated learning throughout the day. Children are encouraged to develop their own interests through exploration, meeting challenges and learning together. Working in close partnership with parents, new experiences and opportunities are provided by the skilled Foundation Team.

* You are able to register your interest in a place in the part time Nursery once your child is 2. The length of time on the waiting list does not affect your chance of obtaining a place. You must register interest by certain dates to ensure your application is not "late".  Please see the Nursery Admissions policy download below for more information.

Meet the Staff

Foundation Team


Our Learning

Please see our Long-term Overviews below to see what we will be learning Foundation - there is one for each Foundation Stage.

Further information on our Curriculum can be found here.

If you would like to see us in action, why not take a look at Our Learning Journey!


Here is our presentation on Phonics and Spelling - please read as this will help you to help your child with their learning: Introduction to Phonics and Spelling


Home Learning and Homework

Take a look at our special section on Home Learning and Homework to find out how you can support your child at home.



New January 22 Intake for Nursery Acorns class

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 situation, we are having to adapt our usual child and parent stay and play trial sessions. We will have a zoom meeting for parents, and some half hour visits for the children only. (Parents would need to wait outside).  Please therefore take a look at the information below, including a presentation about our setting and what to expect.