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.




The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum is followed throughout the Reception year and 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 ensure children’s ‘school readiness’ and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life. Through self-initiated learning, short taught inputs and purposeful play, pupils develop the prime skills, confidence, independence and a love of learning to prepare them for their journey through Rustington Cummunity Primary School.

Within the Reception Year, learning experiences of the highest quality are planned and resourced to consider children’s interests, needs and achievements. Both child-initiated and teacher-led activities provide opportunities for all children to succeed in an atmosphere of care and of feeling valued. Well-planned play is a key way in which children learn with enjoyment and challenge, both within the indoor and outdoor learning environments. The curriculum for the Foundation Stage is designed to ignite children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and to build their capacity to learn, form relationships, thrive and prepare for later 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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