the next step
Children leave Pippins well prepared for 'big school'. The local area is well served with excellent primary schools and our children have gone on to Bures, Pebmarsh, Maplestead, St Margaret's (Gosfield), Littlegarth (Nayland), Earls Colne, Holmwood (Colchester), Chapel, St Mary's Stanway, Fordham, to name just a few.
The children are well prepared by the staff on what to expect from their next school and encouraged to share and express their feelings about moving on, helping them to adjust swiftly and happily.
The Heads of Early Years in local schools are invited to Pippins to meet the children who will be joining them in their familiar environment, to ensure a smooth, easy and caring transfer.
Children settle quickly into these schools, being received well by the staff who have commented on them being well prepared for the demands of school life, independent with good concentration levels and a genuine love of learning. They interact well with the other children and respond positively to the staff due to their developed social skills.