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The first big step on their academic journey.

Combining a high-quality educational experience with an unparalleled level of care and support, our outstanding Reception class is the ideal way to ease your child into the exciting world of learning.

In the September after children turn 4 years old, they progress from Nursery into our Reception class. We also welcome new children to St Clare’s at this point. In the Reception class they still follow the new Early Years Curriculum and work towards the four Early Years Purposes, but we introduce a more structured school day.

The Reception class offers a supportive and fun bridge between Nursery and the more formal educational experience enjoyed from Year 1. Years 1 and 2 are called ‘Key Stage One’ in the national curriculum and Years 3 to 6 are called ‘Key Stage Two’.


Our Early Years Vision Statement.

To provide a safe, caring, happy and stimulating environment for children to enjoy play and learning experiences.

To enable children to:

  • Develop their capabilities as ambitious competent learners

  • Become creative contributors and responsible citizens in society

  • Grow into independent, healthy, confident individuals

We aim to support all our children by creating an environment that has a good balance of quality teaching and education as well as opportunities for play based experiences where the children choose and lead their learning.

“Reception offers my child a sound, grounded approach to learning within a respectful and friendly community.”

– Reception Parent, St Clare’s School

Join us for a Personal Tour

We warmly welcome families throughout the year, offering tailored personal tours on a day that suits you, including school holidays.

Enjoy a guided tour around the school by a member of our friendly Admissions Team who can answer any questions you may have.


Our facilities ensure a great learning experience.

Our children have a light and airy Reception classroom that is comfortable, well-equipped and imaginative, they also have access to the facilities used by the older pupils.

Set in 11 acres of magnificent grounds that include a Reception playground, the children’s education is enhanced by our stunning woodland space which is used for Forest School and as an outdoor classroom, providing the perfect place in which to develop a true appreciation for the natural world.

Our young pupils also appreciate the routine of morning breaktime, plus a healthy and nutritious lunch which is served in the dining hall by our excellent in-house catering team.


We broaden horizons beyond the classroom.

The children have access to numerous extra-curricular activities and school trips that are both fun and educational. School trips have ranged from a visit to the Fire Station, Cinema, Porthcawl RNLI, the Christmas pantomime and Meadow Green Farm.

Children can also choose to join a wide variety of clubs such as science, cookery, mindful colouring, fitness & multi skills and French.

Peripatetic LAMDA, ballet and singing are also available. When a little older, pupils will be able learn piano, guitar and drums, stretching their musical skills even further, should they choose.


Available until 5:30pm.

We are proud to provide an education that meets the needs of working families.

We offer on-site supervision before school and after-school care. This provision runs alongside our full and varied after-school extra-curricular programme.

Sessions are available to attend daily, a few days a week, or just as a one off and are bookable via our parent app Cognita Connect.

Begin an unforgettable adventure.
Children who join St Clare’s develop their confidence and gain a genuine love for learning, putting them on the path to success.

2 ½ - 4 yrs old


4 - 5 yrs old


5 - 11 yrs old


11 - 16 yrs old


16 - 18 yrs old


6 easy steps

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St Clares School

Enquiries :01656 789966