Kentmere Academy and Nursery

Kentmere Academy and Nursery


“Leadership in the Early Years is inspirational.”  Ofsted 2018.”



Nursery is part of the EYFS and follows the EYFS curriculum. There are 7 areas of learning, which children develop through a balance of focused tasks alongside an adult, and independent learning with the areas of provision.  The seven areas of learning are made up of the prime areas of learning, which the children develop first, which then underpin the specific areas of learning.

Prime Areas:
Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language, Physical Development

Specific Areas:
Literacy, Maths, Understand the World, Expressive Arts and Design

See our curriculum web here.

See our Topic Cover Letter here

Children can attend Nursery either in the morning session, afternoon session or on a full-time basis. The sessions run for the following times:

Morning session 8.15 – 11.15
Afternoon session 11.45 – 2.45
Full time 8.15 – 2.45 with provision for lunch

Details on funding is available via the school office or through  Applications can be made for Nursery through the school office.

Or complete this application form and return to the School Office.

Please see our Tapestry Guide for Adding Observations here.



At Kentmere Academy we believe in celebrating the success of our pupils at every suitable opportunity, from the smallest to the grandest achievement.  We know that positive reinforcement is an important part of each pupil’s personal growth and it is something we are proud to facilitate.

The children are awarded merits for good work and effort, good behaviour, achievement or by showing good manners to teachers and their peers.
25 merits - Bronze certificate and badge
50 merits - Silver certificate, badge and a prize from the treasure chest
75 merits - Gold certificate, badge and a book token

Merits are given in addition to stickers, stamps on excellent work and certificates.

As teachers we are always thrilled when a child or group of children obtain a personal best, do something extraordinary or show great community spirit.



Reading books will be sent home during the Summer term, to be shared each day with your child. There is also a book lending service available within class for parents/carers to read to your child.

See our Reading List here.

Read our Reading Strategy here.



The children have weekly forest school sessions. A pair of wellies should be brought into school, clearly marked with their name, to remain in school. Waterproofs will be provided for your children.

The children have a weekly PE session. A pair of pumps, clearly marked with your child’s name, should be brought into school.

Please see our Events Calendar here for reminders on events taking place.



We hope you will watch our transition video to find out more about the start of your nursery year.  You can watch the video by clicking here

We also have a Welcome video that we hope will find of interest.  You can watch our Welcome video by clicking here

Please also find more information here.

Northern Alliance
Sainsbury's School Games Gold Mark
Leading Parent Partnership Award
Rochdale REAL Trust
5 Star Hygiene Rating
Healthy School Award 2016
Eco school bronze award
School Council Award, Rochdale
Arts Council England Silver Award
SSAT Primary Network
Rights Respecting Logo
Diana Award
Rainbow Flag Skilled Teacher
Rights Respecting Silver Logo
E-Safety Award
ICT Mark Accredited
Reading Silver
School Gold
IQM Centre of Excellence Award
Badge School Status
School Games 19/20
Nace 2021-2024

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