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Elmhurst School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust

Curriculum Intent

"The children in EY at Elmhurst are getting a fantastic start to their education. The settings are all calm, children are purposefully engaged, settled and happy and there was a real buzz for learning... was a joy to see an environment that so well planned and resourced."

(Lorraine Greco, Headteacher at Bedgrove Juniour School, January 2022)

Curriculum Intent


At Elmhurst School, we believe that language is the key to success for all of our children. Interactions are valued and relationships build upon the uniqueness of every child. Our nature based learning is holistic. It provides them with the stepping stones to academic accomplishment. Our Hygge approach encompasses the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, attitudes and behaviours meaning that every child leaves Reception as a well-rounded individual, ready for the next stage of their education.


At Elmhurst, we are committed to the values and principles that underpin the Early Years Foundation Stage and Every Child Matters. Teachers use statutory and non-statutory guidance to plan for, teach and assess each child, carefully scaffolding their experiences to promote learning and progress.


Page last updated 15/09/2021