Westgate C.P. School and Nursery


Welcome toWestgate C.P.School and Nursery


Welcome to Reception!


Meet the Reception Team

For information about our Reception open afternoons this October please follow this Link:

Below are the documents detailed on the Autumn letter to parents about how your child is settling into school

About Us:

Our Reception intake includes two classes, each benefitting from experienced teaching and support staff. We operate on a daily basis through a flexible timetable where children experience a mix of adult directed teaching alongside long uninterrupted periods of child initiated learning both inside and outside.

Children are provided with opportunities to read and write throughout the environment and resources are put out to suit children’s interests and needs. We work closely with our on-site school nursery as well as private nurseries to ensure a smooth transition into school and work closely with families to support both children and parents with any anxieties they may have with starting school.

We maintain these relationships through personal conversations and our online Learning Journey - Tapestry.


Hello future Ladybird and Butterfly Class. We are very excited to meet you all, hopefully soon. Below are videos from your teachers, they have decided to read you a story, we hope you enjoy them.

Miss Maxfield reading No-Bot

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Mrs Heuer reading How to Catch a Star

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Mrs Lingwood reading Shark in the Park

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EYFS Virtual Tour

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A virtual tour of our EYFS area, including classrooms, creative area and outside space, otherwise know as Adventure Island!
Useful Links

If you would like any further information or have a question to ask about home learning, please do not hesitate to email a teacher on the following email. 

A staff member will get back to you as soon as possible, although this might not always be straight away due to personal circumstances or technical issues beyond their control.

If you feel you just need a listening ear, do get in contact with us here at school on 01284 755988 - there will always be someone who can talk things through with you.


Thank you for working with us to support your child's learning.