Burpham Foundation Primary School

Burpham Lane, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7LZ


01483 572510




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Burpham Primary School took the decision to be an Early Adopter of the new Early Years Foundations Stage Framework.


Under The Early Years Foundation Stage (Exemption from Learning and Development Requirements) and Childcare (Exemption from Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2020, the Secretary of State for Education grants exemption from the following sections of the 2017 Early Years Foundation Stage statutory framework:

a)  The educational programmes under EYFS paragraph 1.5; and

b)  The early learning goals set out on pages 10 to 12 of the EYFS; and

a)  The requirements set out in paragraph 2.6 to 2.11 of the EYFS relating to

Assessments and moderation at the end of the reception year – the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile –which requires settings to complete the Profile and submit the same to the local authority.

Burpham Primary School will instead follow in full the EYFS reforms early adopter framework (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/early-adopter-schools-eyfs-framework)


Our Long Term Overview reflects the ways in which we plan to incorporate some of the new changes to the Curriculum.

EYFS at Burpham


The prime areas of learning are…

CL          communication and language

PD          physical development

PSED     personal social and emotional development

The specific areas of learning are…


M          mathematics

EAD      expressive arts and design

UW       understanding the world


These 4 key principles underpin our practice

A Unique Child

We recognise that all children are different. We identify and celebrate their strengths and support their areas for development.

Positive Relationships

Our pupils interact well with each other and with the adults in the school. We encourage parents to be involved with their child’s education.

Enabling Environments

Our indoor and outdoor areas encourage exploration, investigation, and independent learning. Our displays and resources are well maintained and reflect current learning.

Learning and Development

Pupils achieve well and make good progress from their starting points. Learning is playful, practical, and purposeful and builds upon prior attainment. Our children enjoy coming to school.

 Burpham EYFS Policy.pdfDownload
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