Welcome to Reception Class

"By the end of Reception year, all children exceeded the goals expected for that age in all areas of learning"

Independent Schools Inspection Report, November 2010

For information on Reception Class Taster Sessions for girls looking to join the school in September 2014 click here

Girls in the Reception class at St Mary's love coming to school and develop a real passion for learning.  Our settling in sessions and taster days give girls joining St Mary's an opportunity to become familiar with the school environment, get to know the teachers and make new friends.  

At St Mary's Worcester, we place great emphasis on identifying and developing the gifts and potential of each girl.  Small class sizes enable us to get to know the children quickly, pay attention to their individual learning needs and allows time to extend and challenge their learning.  

Emphasis is placed upon embedding the key skills of reading, writing and numeracy.  Girls are heard reading everyday and take part in daily phonics sessions to develop their early reading and writing skills.  Problem solving, reasoning and numeracy are taught through practical, hands on learning experiences.   

However, we like to go beyond the formal curriculum, using cookery sessions and creative opportunities to make learning fun.  Girls also enjoy weekly swimming sessions, take part in PE, music and movement sessions and have specialist teaching in music and French. 

The girls have their own indoor and outdoor classroom allowing for free flow provision and regularly take part in ‘forest school’ sessions where girls have the opportunity to learn about the natural environment, how to handle risks and most importantly to use their own initiative to solve problems and co-operate with others.

The fun continues for girls after the formal school day has finished with exciting after-school clubs including Pony Club, Dance Club, cheerleading and our very own Brownies pack which has involved exciting trips out Bowling and to Cadbury World.   

Most importantly, in an all-girls environment, there is also a culture where all the mathematicians are girls, all the scientists are girls and all the artists are girls.  Our Reception Class children see girls excel in all subjects and take on leadership positions in school. So from the moment they join the school girls are encouraged to see themselves going places.  

By the end of the Reception class year our girls are hungry to learn, eager to take part in school life and inspired to succeed.

If you would like your daughter to experience a St Mary's education please contact our Admissions Officer, Caroline Jennings on 01905 357786 to book a personal tour of the school or click here to request a prospectus.