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Head Teacher's Welcome

At Rayne Primary and Nursery School, we are very proud of our children and everything that they achieve. We strongly believe that Primary Education is significant, it provides the foundation for children and we feel very privileged to be working with the families and community to shape our young people for the future. The children are the most important people within the school and we strive to ensure that their time with us is both productive and happy. We work hard to develop each child so that during their time with us they become confident individuals who are ready for the next stage in their learning.

Our aim is high quality education and our school is well placed in the heart of Rayne community to provide this. The school has been part of this village since 1878, moving to its present site in Capel Road in 1975. Spacious classrooms, a library, computing suite with relevant IT resources and a parents’ room all mean that we have good facilities to develop a structured and vibrant curriculum to inspire our children and enhance learning.

Links between parents and school are vitally important to us. We encourage an open flow of communication between school and home so that parents really feel in touch with their child’s development and part of the school community.

If you would like to find out more about the school then please do not hesitate to contact the school office and we would be happy to show you around so that you can see the school in action. We look forward to meeting you and working with you and your children.


Mrs. Keeling,


How to Contact Us:

You can contact your child's teacher by using the relevant email address:

Apple & Oak: eyfs@rayne.essex.sch.uk

Maple & Willow: ks1@rayne.essex.sch.uk

Beech, Elm, Pine, Hazel & Chestnut: ks2@rayne.essex.sch.uk

Autumn Timetable

Short Autumn Timetable

New Autumn Menus

Week commencing Monday 5th October 2020:

Winter Menu - Sept - Week 1

Week commencing Monday 28th September 2020:

Winter Menu - Sept - Week 2

Please refer to the School Dinners page for further information.

Free School Meals

Privacy Notice for FSM

Pupil Premium leaflet: Additional funding can be claimed by the school based on the number of children  registered for FSM. 

Your child may be eligible for free school meals. To be eligible you must be receiving one of the following benefits:

  • Income support or income-based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit with an annual taxable income of less than £16,190
  • Pension Guarantee Credit
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

Parents and Guardians can check their eligibility online via the LGfL Free School Meal Eligibility Checker. A Certificate of Eligibility is available through the website for any child eligible for a free school meal attending the school. This Certificate of Eligibility should be taken to the school, along with any supporting evidence, and the school will register your claim for  Free School Meals. 

*If you are eligible for free school meals and your circumstances change in any way (such as changing address or school, and registering another child) you will need to notify the school.

Premier Sports Clubs

Premier Sports are currently offering the following after school clubs:

Tues 3.30pm-4.30pm - Dodgeball - Pine, Hazel & Chestnut

Thurs 3.30pm-4.30pm - Dodgeball - Beech & Elm

Fri 3.30pm-4.30pm - Multisports - Years 5 & 6

Places are limited to 15 children per session and will take place outside where possible.

To book for your child/children please click here:  Book Premier Sports 

Reading Update - September 2020

Bags2School Collection

Thank you to everyone who donated to the Rayne PSA Bags2School clothing collection before the summer break.  £136.00 was raised thanks to your generous donations.

Clothes Recycling


Coronavirus updates and the schools arrangements for reopening in September may be found here

Embedded Calendar

European Languages Day

Pupils across the school enjoyed dressing up in a variety of colours to represent the flags of European countries, for European Languages Day on Tuesday.

In Reception, Oak Class enjoyed tea and scones from the United Kingdom. In KS1, Maple class made their very own pizzas and discovered that they originate from Naples whilst Willow Class dressed in red, white and blue, found out about the differences between France and the UK.

In KS2, Elm celebrated Austria, Beech practised Spanish and Pine discovered some facts about Belgium. Hazel recreated the black, yellow and red flag of Germany and Chestnut represented Poland.

In Apple Class they learnt about the EU.

European Languages Day - MapleEuropean Languages Day - HazelEuropean Languages Day - Maple 2

National Fitness Day

Rayne pupils took part in various activities for National Fitness Day this week. In Oak Class, our reception children combined fitness with a number activity whilst Willow Class enjoyed the challenge of a mini assault course.

National Fitness Day - Willow 2National Fitness Day - OakNational Fitness Day - Willow

Heart of Rayne

Pupils who are currently attending school and those at home have taken part in a collaborative art project recently called The Heart of Rayne.

Our students created hearts in a number of different ways, using a variety of materials for a large art project which is currently being displayed in the school hall.

A big thank you to everyone who took part and to Mrs Laban and Mrs Wooton for all their hard work co-ordinating the project.

Courtyard Renovations

Courtyard Renovations are underway. Many colourful plants have been planted and the area has been cleared and painted and soon this will become another area for the Heart of Rayne art project to be displayed.  Thank you so much to all of the pupils and staff who have helped improve this wonderful outdoor space including Mrs Laban and Mr King!

We can't wait to see the finished result. Here's a sneak peek...

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