Colchester High School Supports Government Recommendations for Reception Curriculum

In January 2017, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector (HMCI) commissioned an Ofsted-wide review of the curriculum. The review looked at the curriculum in a sample of good and outstanding primary schools and produced findings on how Schools can best prepare four and five year olds for their years of schooling and life ahead.

At Colchester High School, we pride ourselves on giving our Reception pupils the best start to their educational journey.  By providing a structured formal education supplemented with a wide range of extra-curricular activities, the vast majority of our pupils exceed their Early Learning Goals, placing them one year ahead academically and giving them the confidence and motivation to excel throughout their School life.  We clearly adhere to the belief that the quality of a child’s learning in Reception can play a major role in their GCSE results, and in life beyond.

We were therefore delighted to read the key findings from the Government’s report “Bold Beginnings” that identified so closely what we do every day as best practice! The key findings of the report and how we mirror these are detailed in the attached booklet.

If you have any questions about our Reception provision or the Bold Beginnings report, please contact Mrs Cryne, Admissions Registrar who will be happy to discuss it with you.

Response to Bold Beginnings BookletView/Download