Schoolsworks is a multi-academy trust in West Sussex. Our aim is to create small hubs of schools which work closely together to collaborate, share best practice and improve outcomes for children.




At Rustington CP School we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum. We implement this through self-initiated learning, short taught inputs and purposeful play, allowing pupils to develop key skills, independence and a love of learning to prepare them for their school journey. The EYFS curriculum sets the standards that all Early Years’ providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe.

It promotes teaching and learning to enhance children’s ‘school readiness’ and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation as they progress through school and life.

Our exciting activities are designed to spark the children’s interests and curiosity whilst extending their critical thinking skills. Our delivery and environment  helps them to develop their own ideas, make links between ideas and develop strategies for doing things. They are well planned and take into consideration the needs and achievements of all learners. Both child-initiated and teacher-led activities provide opportunities for all children to succeed in an atmosphere of care, mutual respect and feeling valued.

The curriculum for the Foundation Stage is designed to enhance children’s capacity to learn, form relationships, thrive and prepare for future 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


Parents with a child in Early Years can view and respond to their child's progress through Tapestry - an online learning journal.

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