Reception 2021

Welcome to Reception- Tadpoles and Minnows

In Reception, we value the importance of early learning opportunities. We provide children with the skills they need to nurture and support their early development. Child initiated learning is central to our pedagogy at Cliff Lane and we provide enabling indoor and outdoor environments that children have access to throughout the school day.

At Cliff Lane we value:

  • the importance of early numeracy, literacy and oracy schools and have built this into our provision.

  • links with parents and carers and use of our online learning platform, Tapestry, to help us with this.

  • difference and diversity and wish for all children to show their true identity and as a result, full academic and social potential.

We embody our school promise through everything we do - Do it right, do it well, do it!

Click here to see the teachers who currently teach Reception. They are all looking forward to meeting you.

If you have any questions, please contact the school office at

Admission information

Reception places are available for children or ages 4 and 5. Should you wish to enquire about a child’s place or request an admissions pack, please contact: or call us on 01473 251604.

Here is some useful information...

  • Our school uniform expectations

  • Free school meals application - As a school, we can receive additional funding if your child is entitled for free school meals. Please follow the link to go to the Suffolk website where you can make an application to see if you are eligible for free school meals. Even if you are unsure of your eligibility, we would very much appreciate your application.

  • What to expect, when? document - guidance on your child's learning and development in the early years foundation stage.

  • Tapestry - The following website offers some really useful guides for using tapestry as well as some activities that you could do with your children at home.