Starting Reception


Life in Reception at Lanesend is truly magical. Whilst every day is different, every day is always full of smiles, love and laughter. The children are at the heart of all that we do and we make the best of every moment that we spend with them.

We create opportunities and experiences to ignite their love of learning; from trips and visitors, to pets and performances; cooking and crafting to outdoor learning and sports skills. Our children have opportunities to discover, explore, make, create, sing, dance, and most importantly; play.

We support them to learn that mistakes are a positive on the pathway to success and we develop their characteristics of a stand out learner. We look for every opportunity to follow their interests and learn with them at the start of what we know will be a magical learning adventure.

We grow strong relationships with our children and their families and we are proud to support the unique needs of each and every child in our Lanesend Family.

We really do live our vision of ‘love learning’, every moment of every day and we can’t wait for your child to share this with us.

Click here for a flavour of life in our magical Reception!

If you have any further questions or need more information, please email Tara Hopkinson, Assistant Head Teacher at and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Here is some more information that you will find helpful:

 This is a free and useful resource for families whose children will be starting Reception in September. There are tips, advice and information, as well as games to play together.