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Gorseybrigg Primary School and Nursery

Foundation Stage

At Gorseybrigg Primary School we aim to develop happy, enthusiastic and confident children with enquiring minds whilst providing them with the appropriate skills, attitudes and values which equip them for life.


We help children towards independence, promote high personal standards and develop their awareness of the needs of others.

The educational experiences must allow the development of the whole child and the children’s needs and interests are met within the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum and the Early Learning Goals.

In the Foundation Stage the children learn through experience, activity and purposeful play and we believe it is essential that all children should have equal access to all areas of the curriculum.
Four guiding principles shape our Early Years practice at Gorseybrigg.

These are:

  • Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, confident, capable and self-assured.
  • Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.
  • Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers.
  • Children learn and develop in different ways and at different rates. The framework covers the education and care of all children in early years provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities.


Foundation Stage Policy