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Reception

In Reception the girls are building the foundations of their learning. Our curriculum is topic-based and engages the children’s interest. The girls learn through a challenging yet playful approach within which care and nurture are key. We seek to develop strong relationships with our parents in preparation for a long and effective partnership as the girls move through the school.

Reception girls learn phonics and early language skills and are soon on their way to becoming confident readers. They are taught basic number skills while learning to socialise well, to manage friendships, deal with difficulties and embrace challenge. Physical skills underpin their development through art and craft, construction activities and P.E. The curriculum is rich and varied with plenty of time for music, drama and creativity.

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20 November 2019

Year 4 had a great time experiencing life in a Victorian school @nhertsmuseum https://t.co/um6fPrNS69

Latest Blogs

STAHS Prep: Why don’t girls ask for Lego?

27 April 2018

Judy Rowe, Head of St Albans High School Prep, explores the benefits of introducing girls to STEM subjects from an early age.

Latest News

Inaugural STAHS Children’s Book Festival a huge success

20 June 2019

A crowd of more than 1000 people attend the inaugural STAHS Children’s Book Festival in Wheathampstead.