Pre-reception Class

As part of our vision to create a seamless transition for our youngest children, we have introduced a pre-school class for 3-year-olds, i.e. children who will be starting school the following September.

Nestled within the school's beautiful 25-acre site, our Pre-Reception class is housed in a newly refurbished Early Years Department. Click here to find out more about the refurbishment project which was completed for September 2019.

Children in Pre-Reception are gently introduced to school life whilst establishing solid foundations, helping them to become confident, secure children ready to reach their potential.

We follow a dynamic and exciting curriculum based on self-discovery and learning through play, and the children enjoy lessons including French, music and movement, language and literacy. Close proximity to the main school building enables the Pre-Reception children to use the school’s facilities including the sports areas, swimming pool and playing fields.

Find out more by watching our short video.

Sessions & Fees


Non-funded termly price

Price when maximum funding is claimed

Lunch & Snacks per day
(included in fees)

 Morning       Session





 School Day





 Full Day





A minimum of one school day or two morning sessions per week is required to enable children to feel settled. It is possible, of course, for a child to benefit from some time at both settings.

Wraparound Care

The morning session includes lunchtime. Additional hours can be added through our wraparound care service:  Breakfast Club from 7.30am and Biscuit Club from 3.15pm until 6.15pm.

There will be no holiday provision at the school setting but parents may book their children into the Holiday Club sessions at our Nursery in Great Horkesley.

Early Education Funding

Under the Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE) scheme, every eligible child is entitled to access up to 15 hours of Early Years education per week for up to 38 weeks per year (570 hours per annum). Fees for any additional hours will be charged at the same net termly rate as for non eligible children. Please note that the provision at the Holmwood House school setting is for 35 weeks per year.

Enquiry Form

If you would like to find out more about Pre-Reception at Holmwood House please complete our enquiry form below. Unfortunately it will not be possible to visit us in person while school sites are closed due to Government advice, but our Registrar would be happy to schedule a virtual meeting.