Links to St Mary’s School

Children in the Early Years Foundation stage in pre-school and school regularly share activities like special theatre visits and story sessions. Joint sessions with wheeled toys are very popular. In preparation for moving into Reception, sessions are offered in the second half of the summer term for pre-school children to spend afternoons in Reception. Liaison between staff in the two settings helps ensure children and families make a smooth transition into full time school. Since Easter 2015 St Mary’s Pre-School (previously known as Fownhope Playgroup) has been fully integrated with St Mary’s C of E Primary School.  This helps Fownhope offer coordinated high quality care from age 2-11 in pre-school and school.