EYFS – Early Years Foundation Stage

We truly believe that the Early Years is called the foundation stage for a reason. It builds the solid foundations for a child’s emotional, social and intellectual development, as well as preparing each child for their future learning and successes throughout their school journey and beyond.

We understand that young children develop many skills through the power of play and therefore place ‘learning through play’ at the forefront of all that we do. Through open-ended exploration and collaborative learning, the children can learn essential skills such as problem solving, risk taking, sharing and much more.

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS 2021), the statutory framework. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards that all early years’ providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe.

Please watch the following film to find out more about learning in Reception at Coopers Lane:

The following curriculum documents provide detail about how and what the children learn in Reception:

Contacting the School

Coopers Lane Primary School is situated in Grove Park in the borough of Lewisham. The entrance to the school is in Pragnell Road, SE12 0LF

School Times

School Day
Mon-Fri 8:45am to 3:15pm,
Breakfast Club 7:30am to 8:45am
Afterschool clubs 3.30pm to 4.30pm
After school Tea Club 3:15pm to 6:00pm

School Office

Telephone: 0208 857 7680

Office Email




Ayse Mehmet – SBM (School Business Manager)

Rachel McCulloch – Senior Admin Assistant

Karen Hill – Admin Assistant/Attendance Officer

Claire Huckle – Admin Assistant