Following our February 2018 Ofsted inspection the school was judged as outstanding.
Children make exceptionally good progress in all areas of learning. Their experiences are very well planned and engaging. They are extremely well prepared for the next stage in their learning.
Outstanding teaching and exceptional care and support bring out the best in each child.
All staff have a thorough and detailed knowledge of the needs of young children. Activities are exceptionally well organised and capture children’s imaginations.
Children love coming to school and they thoroughly enjoy a very wide range of exciting and stimulating activities. Independence is encouraged at all times and children are able to look after themselves and make decisions about what to do next.
Children have strong and warm relationships with the adults and feel very safe.
Parents highly value the nursery. They work in close partnership with staff to support their children’s learning and were unanimous in their commendation of the school.
At York Road we are now able to offer a part time afternoon place ( subject to availability) for children the term after they turn 3 years old. If your child turns 3 in December for example, there may be the opportunity for him or her to start either in the January term or the Start of the summer term. This would then mean that they would attend 4 or 5 terms at York Road before they move on to Primary School. If you are interested in this, please call the School Office (01462 459127) to see if there is a space available for the next academic term.
If your child has any additional needs, we would really appreciate you passing on as much information as possible when you contact us. We are an inclusive school and would much rather be fully informed so that we can put in support right from the start to give your child the maximum opportunities to succeed.
When your child starts at nursery they are allocated to a key teacher group in one of the colour areas as their home base. They will remain in this group throughout their time at nursery, forming good relationships with their adult and group peers.
You will have access to a secure online reporting tool called “Tapestry”. Once logged into Tapestry you will see posts from your child’s Key Teacher and other Nursery / Yorkies staff. These posts will consist of observations, photographs, videos, and assessments. You can also upload, onto Tapestry, “magic moments” from home or share news time information, as a way of further communicating with us. The children also have a “My Book”, made up of pictures of their family, special pieces of work, holiday pictures and consultation sheets. These are kept in your child’s home area and they have access to them at anytime.
We have an ‘open door’ policy, where we welcome you to discuss concerns, questions or observations you have .The beginning and end of sessions are the best times for this. We work in close partnership with York Road Children’s Centre which is based on the school site. Please see their website for more information.