Ofsted, March 2024: “This is a school where pupils learn to be themselves, to respect difference and to speak out when they see injustice….Pupils respond to the school’s high expectations for their academic outcomes….Pupils’ excellent behaviour means that staff can focus on the joy of teaching.” Ofsted, March 2024.

Early Years Foundation Stage

In the Early Years at St. Luke’s C of E Primary School, we have a creative curriculum that is tailored to recognise children’s prior learning from their previous settings as well as their unique experiences and interests, providing first hand learning experiences, whilst allowing the children to build resilience, ambition and integrity. Every child is recognised as a unique individual and we celebrate and welcome differences within our school community. The ability to learn is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and values.

Our aim is to provoke curiosity within our learning environment enabling children to develop a lifelong love of learning. Throughout their time in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), our children develop a sense of belonging within our school community. They have confidence and skills to make decisions, self-evaluate, make connections and become resilient learners. 

Our curriculum is planned for both inside and outside of the classroom and equal importance is given to learning in both areas. We ensure activities planned indoors and outdoors support the Characteristics of Effective Learning, including; Playing and Exploring – children can investigate and experience things, and have a go; Active Learning – children can show concentration and keep on trying if they encounter difficulties, and enjoy achievements; Creating and Thinking Critically – children have and develop their own ideas, they can make links between ideas and develop strategies for doing things.

The Reception Team continuously work to ensure that all children in Reception are surrounded by a kind, caring and happy environment which helps them develop the same skills in their journey through school. We aim for our school to be a positive place to be where resilience, perseverance and successes are celebrated and every child feels valued and respected. 

Our intent:

✤ to work in partnership with parents and carers to encourage independent, happy learners who thrive in school and reach their full potential from their various starting points;

✤ to understand and follow children's interests and provide opportunities throughout out EYFS curriculum to support learning, consolodate and deepen knowledge, skills and understanding to ensure children overcome barriers;

✤ to create an indoor and outdoor environment which supports learning;

✤ to support children in reaching the Early Learning Goals at the end of the Foundation Stage and ensure children make good progress;

✤ to effectively support transition into Key Stage One.

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to learn, to succeed, to value one another

Our vision and values are at the core of everything we do. A value is a belief or principle that guides our thinking and behaviour. Our values underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils to be happy and confident and to to take an active role in their community and the wider world.

Each year group has adopted one of our Christian values: Kindness, Forgiveness, Courage, Thankfulness, Hope, Faithfulness and Respect. Our over-arching Christian Value is Love. Throughout the year children are helped to explore, have opportunities to practise and then given time to reflect on what each of our Christian values means to them.


St Luke's CE Primary School

Jubilee Road, Formby, Merseyside, L37 2HW

Mrs L Carrigan | Bursar

01704 872692

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