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Open Days September 2024 

Is your child due to start Reception or Preschool?

We will be holding open days in th Autumn Term and dates wil be confirmed shortly. These will include a talk from our headteachers, our Early Years Leader and a tour of the school.

If you would like to attend, please email us at, we look forward to seeing you there.

Welcome to The Early Years at Great Kingshill Combined School. Please see the Reception and Preschool tabs for more information regarding the different classes. 

If you are interested in your child joining Reception then please contact the school office for more information. 

Applications to Preschool are made via the school office:

The Early Years Foundation Stage

There are seven areas of the Foundation Stage Curriculum which covers from birth to age 5.

The Three Prime areas:

  • communication and language
  • physical development 
  • personal, social and emotional development

Four specific areas:

  • literacy
  • mathematics
  • understanding the world
  • expressive arts and design


There is a Reception Baseline assessment at the beginning of the Reception year. The end of EYFS assessment takes place at the end of the Reception year and the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile is completed at this point.