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Early Years

Everyone is Welcome

The best way to find out more about starting school at Wantage CE Primary School is to come and visit us.

Everyone is welcome, and we are always proud to show families around our lovely school. Starting with Nursery and our Reception classes, we can introduce you to our amazing teachers, teaching assistants and pupils.

To arrange a visit, please contact us via the school office: 01235 762 396


Our Nursery is managed by an experienced teacher and staffed by a team of highly skilled Nursery Nurses and Teaching Assistants.

We are passionate about creating a safe and stimulating learning environment that supports young children in developing and extending their knowledge and skills. We achieve this by:

  • Nurturing warm and positive relationships between staff, children and their families.
  • Providing high quality education and care where children are able to learn through play and first-hand experiences both indoors and outside.
  • Supporting children in achieving their potential through high expectations and providing good role models.

We provide 30 Nursery places per session. These are available to children from the term following their third birthday. Children are eligible for a minimum of fifteen hours of funded provision per week, with working parents able to claim extra hours of funded provision.


Early Years - Reception Classes

Supporting children to begin their educational journey gives us an important role in the Nursery and Reception classes at Wantage C of E Primary School.

Following the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, we promote and nurture the fundamental stages of development through child-led exploration and a play-based curriculum. We have set up our environment to enable children to develop and practice their skills, pursue their own interests and have hands-on learning experiences.  

Our teachers and Foundation Stage staff develop positive relationships with every pupil, enabling us to respond to their needs and interests. Each child is encouraged to take his or her own individual journey towards achieving their Early Learning Goals.

We inspire and encourage pupils to take risks, follow their passions and make progress in their learning in order to create resilient, capable and confident learners.  


Wantage Church of England Primary School
OX12 8DJ


01235 762396