Early Years

In the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) we encourage girls to be happy, independent and motivated members of the school community. We have one Nursery class and one Reception class, each one lead by a teacher and supported by two Teaching and Learning Assistants.

The EYFS curriculum covers seven areas of a child’s development, three Prime Areas that are key to allow children to develop and learn and four Specific Areas that support these:

Prime Areas:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language Development

Specific Areas:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Art and Design

A combination of planned activities together with structured and exploratory play stimulates and extends the natural interests of our pupils. Alongside classroom activities lead by the form tutor, the girls enjoy lessons from subject specialists in physical education (PE), music, computing and Spanish. The classrooms have a range of resources and devices accessible to the girls to support their learning of ICT skills and the world around them.

The Early Years girls are an important part of the school community and are included in many of the whole school activities, such as trips, visits, charity projects and workshops, as well as enjoying opportunities designed specifically for them. At Christmas and the end of the summer term, the EYFS put on hugely enjoyable dramatic performances for their parents and carers.

“Why did we choose Sarum Hall? Its reputation and our observations on the school’s value system and pastoral care, and how they raise the girls in addition to educating them. Also their commitment to music, the arts and extra-curricular activities.”

Sarum Hall School parent

“I think she is being extremely well taught in a very nurturing environment.”


Sarum Hall parent

“My daughter is happy and enjoys her school experience immensely. She often surprises us with the breadth of her knowledge.”

Sarum Hall parent