In September 2017 Shipton Preschool and Toddlers moved onto the school site. We work closely together to develop provision and support transitions, and share a large, secure area for our outdoor provision.
Following a joint consultation carried out earlier this year, the school and Pre-School are working towards coming formally together during this school year. This move has been fully approved and endorsed by everyone involved: the Regional Schools Commissioner, North Yorkshire County Council, the Hope Learning Trust, the Pre-School Committee and the school Governing Body. There is some administrative work to do behind the scenes but we are expecting this to be all in place ready for January 2019. This is an exciting move which will help further develop the Early Years provision offered for this area, including more flexibility for families and the opportunity for even stronger transitions into full-time school.