Starting School

Please also see our ‘Admissions’ page.

We have a very strong Early years offer both in our Nursery and Reception classes. We are the only OUTSTANDING Nursery and Reception offer in the area (Ofsted 2017)
Thank you for showing an interest in our Reception offer for 2023. Please contact us for a guided tour of the school.

If you would like to register your interest in a place for your child please email our office at or call us on 0113 2579590.

Our opening hours are Monday to Friday 8:45am for morning registration to 3:15pm – the end of the school day. We do have an after school club – please enquire at the office.


Click on the picture below to read our School Uniform Dress Code leaflet

We believe that a school uniform is important and we have consulted with parents to ensure:

  • It looks smart
  • Wears well
  • Contributes to a sense of belonging and community
  • Gives a common purpose
  • Makes children feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance
  • Fosters a feeling of pride
  • Is designed with health and safety in mind
  • Is affordable and sustainable – there is no expectation to wear branded uniform – all itmes can be purchased from most supermarkets that sell clothes along with other clothing stores
  • We have access to second hand uniform and hold a stock at school – please just ask our pastoral team in confidence

The Raynville Academy uniform is:

white or red polo shirt
grey trousers / skirt / skort / pinafore dress (not jogging bottoms – leggings can be worn under a skirt)
red cardigan / jumper with or without the school logo

summer wear:
white or red polo shirt
grey shorts / trousers
red and white checked dress

No jewellery is to be worn to school (very small studs for children with pierced ears are acceptable). Watches are acceptable at your own risk.

Shoes worn to school need to be without a heel and to have a back to them, e.g. no flip flops. If possible these should be black/ a smart, dark colour.

Children are encouraged to wear hats (named) in hot weather.

Children need a plain white or red polo shirt or t-shirt & black shorts/joggers/plain leggings for PE and a school jumper for outdoor sessions.

All clothes should be named. We make every effort to help children look after their things but we are not able to accept responsibility for lost property. There is a lost property container in each building. Unclaimed property will be disposed of at the end of each term.

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