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The OFSTED Judgement for Early Years Provision at St Oswald’s is ‘Outstanding’ January 2019

Comments made were as follows;

‘The early years leader is highly committed and determined’

‘There are strong transition arrangements’

‘Teaching in the early years is a strength’

‘children develop excellent attitudes to learning’

‘The early Years setting is bright, stimulating and engaging. Children take care in their work and take pride in their learning’


The Early Years Foundation Stage is the framework which sets the curriculum which all schools must follow from 3- 5 years. Our EYFS policy can be found here. EYFS Policy 2017

At St Oswald’s your child is taught through play and games in all the areas of learning.

The areas of learning are:

  • communication and language
  • physical development
  • personal, social and emotional development
  • literacy
  • mathematics
  • understanding the world
  • expressive arts and design

More information can be found by following the link below


The children experience Forest Schools on a weekly basis; exploring their environment.


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