Lichfield Cathedral School

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Located at our Longdon campus in a beautiful rural setting, Nursery and Pre-Reception provide stimulating and nurturing environments where children are encouraged to explore and investigate.

Children are welcomed into Nursery from 2½ years and wraparound care is available from 7.30am to 6.00pm from age 3.


We value kindness and confidence. This exciting part of a child’s learning journey is supported by talented and passionate teachers, an enriched curriculum including sport, drama, music, dance, art and Forest School, and a range of educational trips that inspire and surprise.

Everyone who visits our Longdon campus comments on the family atmosphere and happy pupils who obviously love their school. There is genuine warmth and joy, along with a purposeful feeling of learning in action.

The curriculum is broad, creative and academically stretching. Caring and creative teachers instil the necessary building blocks for a secure educational foundation while making school fun and interesting. Our approach to learning, initially through inquiry, play and activity, develops motivation and fosters a life-long love of learning.

EYFS learning and development

There are seven areas of learning and development that form part of the curriculum for the Early Years Foundation Stage. These are divided into three prime areas and four specific areas. All areas are important and interconnected and are designed to spark children’s imagination, promote curiosity and develop skills.





Personal Development

This area involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.

Communication & Language

Development involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.

Physical development

This involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.


Involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children will be given access to a wide range of reading materials (e.g. books, poems and other written resources) to ignite their interest.






Involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces and measures.

Understanding the world

Involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.

Expressive arts & design

Involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.


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