Eldon Grove Academy opens its doors to early years pupils

Eldon Grove Academy

Friday, 9th March 2018

Eldon Grove Academy opens its doors to early years pupils

​PARENTS and carers are being invited to see first-hand what makes an early years provision stand out

PARENTS and carers are being invited to see first-hand what makes an early years provision stand out.

Eldon Grove Academy, Hartlepool, part of the Extol Academy Trust, will open its doors on Thursday, March 15, giving local families the chance to appreciate why Ofsted inspectors rated it so highly.

This opportunity will also enable parents and carers of children approaching school age to visit nursery and reception classes before making a decision about their child’s primary education.

Visitors to Eldon Grove Academy will be invited to see learning in action and have the chance to speak to teachers and pupils about life in the school.

A host of activities will be available from 9.30am to 11.30am for potential pupils to experience.

Assistant head and early years lead Claire Martindale said: “We are often contacted by parents and carers trying to decide upon their nursery or primary school so we thought it would be a good idea to open up our doors.

“This opportunity will let them see how we personalise learning, find out about flexible nursery hours, join in the fun of the classroom and speak to staff.

“As a parent myself, I know choosing a school can be a difficult decision and I believe getting a real feel for the school is one of the best ways to help a parent decide.”

Ofsted inspectors rated Eldon Grove early years provision outstanding because:

Children get an excellent start to their education and make outstanding progress in all areas of their learning and makes outstanding provision for all children regardless of their level of ability.

Teaching is outstanding and inspirational.

The range of activities and the way in which children access them and develop their skills excellently.

The outdoor area is well equipped and makes a significant contribution to children’s academic, personal, physical and creative development.

Children’s behaviour is exemplary due to very high expectations.

Activities provide contribute significantly to children's spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

The school strives to improve children’s learning with staff determined to provide the best quality education.

Eldon Grove Academy’s early years provision can cater for 75 children in reception and 78 in nursery for families who meet eligibility criteria.

The school is now accepting admissions for September 2018. For further information or to reserve a place on the open day contact Eldon Grove Academy on (01429) 273895.