At Perton Primary Academy, the Early Years Foundation Stage pride themselves in creating a nurturing environment in which all children are able to flourish. Care and consideration is taken to plan and create an extensive range of academic opportunities that enable children to reach their full potential. Equal opportunities are provided in and outside of the classroom through a range of provision designed to engage and stimulate the minds of the children within our setting. We plan to cater for the strengths and needs of the unique child and continuously reflect on the effectiveness and impact of teaching and learning.

We uphold strong communication links with our parents to strengthen the child’s learning journey through the Early Years Foundation Stage. We work to create a setting where children feel safe and can play and explore, actively learn and create and think critically. These opportunities are established through a multi-sensory approach to learning, which is accessible for all types of children and is designed to capture and inspire the inquisitive nature of children in Early Years.


Our early years setting follows the September 2021 EYFS statutory framework. The framework includes 7 areas of learning consisting of 3 prime and 4 specific areas.

The 3 Prime areas:

  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

The 4 Specific areas:

  • Mathematics
  • Literacy
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

At Perton Primary Academy, we promote the Characteristics of Effective Learning and Teaching:

  • Playing and Exploring
  • Creating and Thinking Critically
  • Active Learning
    (See also separate Early Years Policy for more details and information)

EYFS policy

Thank you
Mrs V Jackson – Early Years Leader

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SUAT supports and leads in the set-up of new academies joining the partnership. The services provided by the central support function cover both educational and non-educational support. In terms of educational support, SUAT is linked to the School of Education of Staffordshire University, which is an outstanding ITT provider.