School transition

To assist in the smooth transition from pre-school to primary school, in the academic year before they start school pre-school children graduate from “Caterpillars” to “Butterflies”.  Butterflies benefit from specific activities to help them prepare for reception class including focused work on phonics and numeracy as well as regular visits to St Botolph’s to join in school activities such as assemblies, PE lesson and lunches.  We do of course appreciate that not all pre-school children will go on to St Botolph’s and so we liaise and work closely with other local schools such as Wortham.

"Staff establish strong and trusting partnerships with parents. They work closely with parents and other professionals to support children's individual care, development and learning needs" - Ofsted report 2014