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.




Welcome to Oakley Primary Academy

It brings me great pleasure to welcome you to Oakley Primary Academy, a proud member of the Meridian Trust. Having joined the school in September 2023, I am honoured to be here to seek to make Oakley the first-choice school for parents and carers in the heart of the community of our wonderful village and local area.

We hope that, during their time with us, our children will enjoy exciting new experiences, deepen and broaden their knowledge of our curriculum, make new friends and love every day. We are very fortunate to have a highly-experienced, professional and dedicated staff body whom I know are committed to ensuring we do our very best for your children.

If you are a parent / carer who is considering sending your child to join our fantastic school, we encourage you to come and see us 'in action' during the day. We are confident that you will agree this is a place your child can thrive.

I look forward to meeting you.

Mr. Callum Brown