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September 2022 Intake Tours Now Booking - Call 01376 324 959 for more information - Tuesday 9th November 9.30am and Wednesday 17th November 1.30pm

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,


2021/2022 Reception Induction Information

We are so excited to welcome our new starters in September 2021. For parents and carers of children starting in the new term, please click on the powerpoint presentation below to find out lots of information about our Reception class in Rayne Primary School.  Should you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01376 324 959.

Year 6 Residential Update

The Year 6 children are already in full swing at their residential.  They had a delicious dinner last night and after their first night's sleep have embraced a whole host of activities and the sun is shining!

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2022 Intake Reception Tours

Additional school tours just announced:

Tuesday 9th November - 9.30am

Wednesday 17th November - 1.30pm

Please cal 01376 324 959 to book.

Reception Tours

How to Contact Us:

You can contact your child's teacher by using one of the email addresses below. Please mark the email for the attention of your child's teacher:



Stars, Stars and More Stars

The children have been amazing at quizzing - 152 children have quizzed, 4889 quizzes were passed out of the 5430 quizzes taken making an 83.3% pass rate .  Of the 4889 quizzes passed a total of 37,986,609 words were read with 10 children achieving their Word Millionaire Gold stars. 2 of which are multi-millionaires.

Stars, Stars

Superstar Readers!!

Congratulations to our school word multi-millionaires!

Benedict T is a word millionaire three times over and Michelle S is two times word millionaire - what stars they are!

Despite achieving their first millionaires stars these two children have continued to reach for the stars and read, read, read! We are all so proud of these amazing achievements, they are a credit to our school and Pine Class. 

Benedict says "Reading is like going into another world where you can do anything, reverse time, visit imaginary places and be anyone in the story." 

Michelle S - "Reading is very fun because different worlds are amazing to be in and the stories whisk you away."

Word Multi-Millionaires

KS2 Planetarium Visit

All KS2 children from Elm, Beech, Pine, Hazel & Chestnut enjoyed a visit from a pop-up planetarium Auriga Star Dome recently, as part of their Space topic this term. They were so excited to experience an onsite visit, after not having the opportunity for many trips and experiences in the last year.

Each class visited the planetarium separately and sat inside looking up, to learn from the narrator about the wonders of space and the solar system. They had a wonderful time and were full of facts about everything from the moon to the smallest planet, what the environment is like on each planet and much more.

We thank all of the parents for contributing to the cost of the experience and to the KS2 staff team for making it possible.

KS1 Village Walk

Maple and Willow classes enjoyed a village walk recently as part of their topic "What can I find in Rayne?". The children enjoyed a long walk in the warm sunshine, exploring our pretty Essex village. They were tasked with spotting the local landmarks with their clipboards, including the Booking Hall Cafe, the Flitch Way, Rayne Post Office, Rayne Church, the village hall, local woods and much more.

The children had fun spotting local wildlife and Maple class even got to see a real-life tractor in motion!

Our thanks to the staff who volunteered to accompany the children and to the KS1 team for arranging the experience.

Some photos of the visit are featured below:

World Book Day - Adventurous Vocabulary

On Friday 26th March pupils at Rayne Primary and Nursery School enjoyed a day of celebrating books, by dressing up and taking part in various activities surrounding the "Adventurous Vocabulary" theme. Children and staff alike were encouraged to express themselves by representing an interesting word (not a noun) with home-made costumes and props.

We were so impressed with the imaginative ideas conveyed including unconventional, inconspicuous, fluorescent, exhausted, sterile, catastrophe and mythical to name but a few.

All of our children were also tasked with creating a scene/diorama from one of their favourite books. The standard of work and effort that went into the scenes was outstanding and each class bubble was able to visit the diorama exhibition, in the hall, in the afternoon that day.

Here are just a few pictures from the fantastic day!

Embedded Calendar

Welcome to the 2021/2022 Autumn Term!

We look forward to welcoming our students back this September.

From the start of the Autumn Term on Thursday September 2nd, we will be going back to our preCovid start and finish times. All children will start school at 8.45am and pick up time will be 3.15pm for all classes.

The gate will be opened at 8.40am and you will be able to take your children to their classrooms. Registration will be at 8.50am and any child arriving after this time will be marked as late. The gate will reopen at 3.15pm for you to go to your child’s classroom for pick up.

Face coverings will no longer be mandatory but you are, of course, welcome to still wear one if you wish.


  • Coronavirus Updates: (updated 7.03.2021)

Under the latest government guidance from Monday 8th March 2021 school will reopen to all children>

Coronavirus updates and the schools arrangements for opening may be found here

  • Remote Learning: Information on remote learning may be found here

THANK YOU to a Rayne PSA and our school volunteers!

A huge THANK YOU to Rayne PSA, our reading volunteers, our church volunteers and anyone who has offered their time and skills to enrich our school environment and opportunities this year. We truly appreciate you! YOU ARE THE HEART OF RAYNE!

From fetes, to gardening club, art competitions to tie-dye workshops you all make a huge difference to the children at Rayne school and nursery. THANK YOU!


Rayne PSA please click below on the video below:


Rayne PSA Doorstep Fete - Huge Success!

Thank you to everyone who volunteered and supported the first ever Rayne PSA Doorstep Fete on Saturday 10th July.

The whole community joined together to run a variety of stalls in and around Rayne village. Attractions included a Grand Prize Draw, Beat the Goalie, Soak a Teacher in the Stocks, visit a Police car and fire engine, Guess the Teacher, Doggy Derby, Wheel of Fortune, Adult and Child Tombolas, Ice Cream, BBQ, Bake Off Cake stall, a whole host of small business stalls, Splat the Rat and Rayne School Enterprise stalls. We also worked in conjunction with GS Fitness who were running their own charity fundraising day.

It was lovely to see so many people out and about and lots of smiley children's faces. 

A fantastic £2,231 was raised which will go towards our pond renovation project to enhance Science learning.

Thank you so much to our wonderful PSA who worked tirelessly to organise the event, it was a fantastic community day!

Enterprise Challenge

In the run up to the fete, each class participated in the Rayne School Enterprise Challenge. Rayne PSA gave each class £30 to start with and challenged the children to come up with a money making scheme to make a profit.

After initial business meetings, our young entrepreneurs came up with a whole host of interesting ideas. Apple Class decided to make butterfly feeders, Oak Class designed picture frames, Willow Class created Wonka sweetie bags including a special golden ticket and Maple Class made bird feeders and nature frames.

In KS2, Elm class designed their very own tie dye t-shirts (thanks to the skills and volunteering of Mrs McAllister) whilst Beech Class created unique plant pots. In Pine, they decided to design word art to sell and Hazel Class sold out of their mystery bags full of treats. Year 6 children in Chestnut knew that their Dodgeball Doom idea would be popular throughout the school as they challenged each class to a fast-paced ball game!

The Enterprise Challenge was a huge success and enriched the doorstep fete too as many of the products were sold to the school and village community.

Thank you to everyone who got involved and supported one or more of the schemes. We are still finalising the numbers and will let you know how much was raised in total shortly....

Smarties Chores Challenge

A big thank you to everyone who took part in the Smarties Chores Challenge over half term. A fantastic £407.65 was raised which will go towards the pond renovation. Congratulations to Elm Class who raised the most money on average - they have won a non-uniform day. Well done to Chloe from Beech Class who won the competition as one of the highest fundraisers, she has won donuts for all of her class mates and Beech staff!

New Playground Markings!

With huge thanks to the fundraising efforts of our wonderful PSA, we were able to add new colourful, fun playground markings to our outside space during the Easter holidays!

At the end of last term pupils across the school voted on their favourite type of markings and were surprised when they returned to school to see a new friendship rainbow, interactive assault course, a dragon number game, snakes and ladders and a bright hopscotch emblazoned on the concrete. The sports markings were also refreshed and added to on the upper playground area.

They have already been enjoyed immensely by pupils across the school and certainly brighten break and lunch times for our children. They encourage exercise, social interaction and fun experiences.

As always we thank our hard working PSA and all of our generous supporters!

Rayne PSA Logo Design Winner

This week Mrs Keeling presented Samuel F his prize for winning the Design a Rayne PSA logo competition. There were lots of brilliant entries from across the school but his design really stood out because of the sense of community, set within a bright star, that is conveyed in his drawing.

It is now the official logo for Rayne Parent School Association and has also been made into stickers! Well done Samuel!

Science Day

Science Day last week, saw our pupils attend school in all sorts of wonderful costumes including lab coats, protective glasses, lanyards and astronaut costumes.

The children had an action packed day learning about various areas of science, famous scientists and participating in all sorts of experiments including those with eggs and teeth to name but a few.

Here's some pictures of Oak Class from the day:

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Forest School - Fire-Lighting Session

Maple Class enjoyed a fire-lighting session recently as part of their English instruction writing topic at Forest School.

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