Early years
Our dedicated early years department creates a secure, bright, happy and stimulating first experience of school. Children can join The Orchard in the term in which they turn three, either full- or part-time.

Young children learn best through experience and structured play. So we design exciting and stimulating topics that incorporate all seven areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. Topics are carefully planned to provide opportunities for investigation, problem solving and school trips.

Indoors we have bright and colourful activity areas, while outside Knighton’s grounds include an adventure playground, playing fields and the wildlife area and Jubilee pond.