Here is Bella Learning’s simple guide to some of the terminology (and acronyms) used in and around primary schools today:
This tells you how many classes there are in each year group. For example, a single-form-entry school will have one year 1 class, one year 2 class etc only. A four-form entry school would have four year one classes, four year 2 classes etc.
This stands for Early Years Foundation Stage and officially covers the standards for learning, development and care of children aged 0 – 5 years old. In terms of primary school, it means the reception class/es, who have a different curriculum and style of learning to the rest of the school.
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