We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage guidance which sets the standards for Learning, Development and Care of children from birth to five. This continues throughout the Reception Year and creates the foundations for future learning in school and beyond. These early experiences can have a significant effect on pupils’ attitudes to learning.

Learning through the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum is planned within three prime areas and four specific areas of development. These seven areas of learning are explored from birth to five years through the Early Years Foundation Stage guidance. The EYFS is divided into four themes that express important principles and each principle is supported by four commitments. The four themes are:

• A Unique Child
• Positive Relationships
• Enabling Environments
• Learning and Development

Our school is committed to each of the four themes, the principles and the commitments laid out in the Early Years Foundation Stage guidance and we aim to develop the whole child.

We aim for children to feel motivated and excited about their learning. Well planned play, both indoors and outdoors, is a key way in which children learn with enjoyment and challenge.

To see the EYFS framework please click on the link below.

EYFS statutory framework September 2021



Welcome to Oakley Primary Academy

I would like to welcome you to Oakley Primary Academy. We are a friendly village school with exciting times ahead as we begin our journey of being part of the newly formed Meridian Trust. We work closely with all the schools within the Trust, as well as other schools and pre-schools in the local area. This enables us to share expertise, good practice and learn and move forward together. The close links we have with the pre-schools enable us to really get to know the pupils and their families before they join the Early Years.

We are proud to be a ‘Values School’. The values we teach are modelled by our staff members and through our teaching of the curriculum. We are a supportive and hardworking team, where all stakeholders are valued and listened to.

At Oakley Primary Academy we deliver the National Curriculum through a creative curriculum so that learning is creative, fun, and meaningful. There is a clear progression of knowledge in each subject to enable children to grow in all areas and be successful, not only academically, but in daily life.

We work very closely with the families of our school and acknowledge the importance of close home/school links.

We have an open-door policy and there is always someone available if you wish to talk.

I am extremely proud of our school and of all the hard work from our pupils, families, staff, and governors.

Please visit our website to find out more about Oakley Primary.https://www.oakley.beds.sch.uk

Sarah Litchfield