Ormiston Herman Academy has two reception classes. The Explorers are currently being taught by Mrs I. Carter while The Adventurers are taught by Miss H. McGeachen. Mrs A Jackson teaches the classes when covering PPA. Reception also have two teaching assistants working with and supporting the children; Mrs P. Tarrant, Mrs A. Harden, Mrs L Earle, Mrs K. Carter and Miss N. Robertson.

Children in the two classes are following the EYFS framework. They have the choice of learning inside or outside and take part in both child and adult initiated activities in seven different areas of learning; personal social and emotional development, communication and language, physical development, literacy, maths, understanding the world, expressive arts and design. In January 2017, Ormiston Herman Academy was inspected by Ofsted and the Early Years department was rated as ‘Outstanding’.