New Year Update from the John Hampden School, Wendover

Sue Barnes, Headteacher  |  Published: Feb 23rd 2019



In January we welcomed 26 new children and their parents to our brand new Early Years class. Our new pupils have settled quickly and we are very impressed to see them following the routines and making the most of the learning opportunities being offered to them. They are called Crickets Class and they are the first to use our brand new, purpose built nursery classroom. The building has been designed to provide plenty of space inside and out and they have their own outside classroom too. Early observations suggest the children are eager, ready to learn and excited by the new opportunities available to them.

The Early Years Foundation Stage has repeatedly been identified as an outstanding example of a school following the principles and practice of the EYFS.

Observations in the new nursery noted a well organised and resourced area offering children independent access to a wide range of enabling resources. The levels of children’s well-being and engagement were high and this was notable.’

Jo Hobbs, Early Years Advisor (16th January 2019)






For the first time The John Hampden School Wendover is opening their 26 place Early Years Class from September 2019. We can offer your child:

  • Three terms of high quality education in a new, purpose built learning environment
  • Excellent facilities and resources – an irresistible learning environment inside and out
  • Outstanding transition arrangements
  • A gentle introduction to school
  • Highly qualified, experienced and caring staff committed to developing the potential of every child
  • A friendly and welcoming environment
  • Five compulsory morning sessions 8.45a.m- 11.45a.m , universally funded
  • Chargeable lunch club
  • Optional afternoon sessions 12.15p.m-3.15p.m (up to 30 hours of flexible free entitlement)
  • Breakfast Club from 7.45a.m, After School Club until 6.00p.m (Childcare vouchers accepted)

Eligible children will be born between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016 and admission criteria apply.

For further information or to arrange a visit please contact the school office 01296 622629, email  or view the school website  We look forward to welcoming you!

Please note a place in the Early Years Class does not guarantee a place in the Reception Classes at the school.

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