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Catholic Primary School

  • With our mother Mary,
  • we gather together joyfully,
  • to love, live, learn and pray,
  • with respect for all God’s family,
  • as Jesus teaches us.

Welcome to the Foundation Stage, the first steps of your child's learning journey at Maryvale Catholic Primary School.

Every child deserves the best possible start in their education and through parental and teacher support they can fulfill their potential. Nursery and Reception will lay the foundations to enable your child to become an independent and self-motivated learner throughout their whole school career.


The Early Years team is led by Mrs Dalzell (Head teacher and phase leader), Mrs Wilkinson, Miss Henderson, Mrs Barlone and Mrs Bryne. 


In the Foundation Stage there are seven areas of learning:

  • Communication and Language

  • Physical Development

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Literacy

  • Mathematics

  • Understanding the World

  • Expressive Arts and Design

These areas of learning are taught through different topics during the school year.