Pre-School

4-5 YEARS OLD

In the Pre-School the emphasis is on learning through play. We aim to develop a love of learning in children that will enable them to enjoy school and build an understanding of school as a safe place where mistakes can be made and successes celebrated. This will help them form strong relationships with their peers and teachers. We also lay the foundations to prepare them for entry into our primary school in a year’s time. 

The Pre-School class is housed in a separate building within our main school grounds and the children join the other classes for lunch and playtimes. We take full advantage of our beautiful gardens and most activities take place outside. As throughout the school, there is an emphasis on experiential learning, so the pre-school children will often go on excursions to explore the local environment and culture.

  • Personal, Social and Emotional
  • Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Expressive Arts and Design
  • Physical Development
  • Understanding the World

These Learning Intentions are based on the UK Early Years framework and ensure that we consider all of these intentions when planning for our youngest learners. All of these intentions can be met by incorporating guided elements to the play and exploration of our pre-schoolers.

  • Who We Are
  • Where We Are In Place And Time
  • How We Express Ourselves
  • How The World Works
  • How We Organise Ourselves
  • Sharing The Planet

As part of these themes, children will study units tailored to the specific needs of any given cohort and the context through which these concepts are investigated will depend on the interests of the children. This way, children become active collaborators in their learning journeys. They explore these ideas through hands-on activities, play, and self-directed exploration.

General Terms & Conditions

RIVER HOUSE ACADEMY TERMS & CONDITIONS 

These terms & conditions form a legally binding agreement made between you and River House Academy

Admission fee
There is an admission fee of Rs.7500 charged as a one time non-refundable payment to reserve the place.  Until this has been paid the child’s place will not be confirmed.  

Administration Fee
There is an annual administration fee of Rs. 2500 per child made at the time of enrolment.

Enrolment
Before your child starts you will be required to fill out an enrolment form and sign our terms & conditions form. The link for the enrolment form will be sent to you a couple of weeks before they start.

Fees
Once you have submitted an admissions form you will receive an invoice which outlines exactly what needs to be paid throughout the year and when payments need to be made.

Late fees
Any late fees will be subject to late payment charges of Rs.100 per day.

Sibling discount
A discount of 10 % will be given for your 2nd child and 30% on the 3rd and any subsequent siblings.

Personal holidays and absence
There are no fee discounts available for holidays or absences (including illness) from the school. Where possible please try to avoid taking holidays during the school term. Before booking your trip, it is essential that you check with the school to avoid missing important dates.

Notice of leaving
When you enrol your child at the academy you are required to give your attendance dates. Should your departure date be brought forward, you will be expected to pay according to your original dates given at enrolment.

Illness
Do not bring your child into school if they are ill, or are showing signs of being ill. If your child becomes ill at school, a Parent/Guardian will be contacted and asked to collect your child. Please text, email or telephone in the morning to let the Headteacher know if your child will be absent from school due to illness and what the illness is if it could potentially affect others. All medication must be brought in by a Parent/Guardian with clear instructions as to how and when it should be administered. Please do not allow your child to come to school with medication in their bag. Please check your child regularly for head lice. If we discover your child has head lice, they will be sent home from school and not allowed to return until the head lice have been treated.

Valuable items (including all electronic devices)
Valuable items, including all electronic devices, are not allowed to be brought into school. Children in the Secondary class may bring in a mobile phone but it should be kept in their bag at all times. We do not accept any responsibility for any items that are brought in.

School opening times
School lessons start at 9am. Please ensure your children arrive at school between 8.45 am-8.55am so that lessons can start promptly. If you are going to be late, please let us know. There will be no adult supervision before 8.45am. Please be aware that staff are busy at this time preparing for the day. Should you wish to speak to a member of staff please do so at 3pm or by prior appointment.

Collection from school
Children need to be collected from the school building at 3pm. Please let us know If someone else will be collecting your child from school.

Unexpected school closure 
Occasionally the school may be forced to close due to unforeseen circumstances in the interest of health and safety. In such cases, you will be informed by Whatsapp as early as possible.

Contacting the school
Should you need to contact somebody at school please message the school phone only, during office hours. Please do not contact staff on their personal numbers.

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