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Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

We are very excited to announce that we will be participating in the Government’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) reforms early adopters scheme.  This means that we will be trialling the new Early Years curriculum from September 2020 in our nursery and reception classes before it is rolled out to all EYFS settings nationally in 2021. We will be exempt from the Learning and development requirements of the 2017 EYFS framework.


Early years foundation stage (EYFS) reforms early adopters scheme: exemption direction for academic year 2020/21 for Durrington Infant School, unique reference number 125862, West Sussex

Under The Early Years Foundation Stage (Exemption from Learning and Development Requirements) and Childcare (Exemption from Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2020, the Secretary of State for Education grants exemption from the following sections of the 2017 Early Years Foundation Stage statutory framework:

i) The educational programmes under EYFS paragraph 1.5; and

ii) The early learning goals set out on pages 10 to 12 of the EYFS; and

iii) The requirements set out in paragraph 2.6 to 2.11 of the EYFS relating to Assessments and moderation at the end of the reception year – the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile – which requires settings to complete the Profile and submit the same to the local authority.