Applications for Reception 2022

The staff of all of the Schools in Frays Academy Trust recognise that choosing a Primary School for your child is an important decision.  

Please contact our school office on: 01895 462360 or

The PowerPoint presentation below gives you information about what our day in Reception looks like.  Please click on the link below.

We look forward to welcoming you, but we are also very conscious of keeping everybody safe, therefore our school tours will take place after school and by appointment.

Each school in the Trust has its own individuality while sharing the common ethos founded on the Christian principles of respect for one another, honesty and self-reflection. Although a Christian based Academy Trust, all of the schools welcome applications for children of all Faiths, or none. We are respectful of everyone’s differences and celebrate this diversity.

Laurel Lane Primary School became part of the Frays Academy Trust in 2013 and has thrived under its support. In 2016 Laurel Lane Primary School was awarded the Mayor’s Fund for London’s School of the Year award. The most recent results for children at the end of year 6 showed that they had made expected progress during their primary education.

The School prides itself in providing a warm and welcoming environment which encourages pupils to flourish both academically and personally, and enables every child to reach their full potential.

From the moment a child joins us in Reception we start laying the foundations for a lifetime and love of learning. We use the concept of ‘Learning Through Play’ to develop our pupils’ knowledge in 7 curriculum areas. These 7 areas are divided into 3 prime areas, and 4 specific areas. The 3 prime areas are Personal, Social and Emotional development, Physical development, and Communication and Language development. The children explore these areas through practical, play based, activities set up in the classroom and the outside area which change regularly, according to the topics being covered. The 4 specific areas are Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World, and Expressive Arts and Design. There are twice daily ‘carpet sessions’ which focus on the teaching of basic maths and literacy skills. These are then practised in small groups with a teacher. The children have learning targets which are set termly which allow staff to monitor every child’s individual progress ready for the transition into Year 1, when a more formal approach to education is taken. The children will have Homework activities to support the work done in class which will include learning and practising phonics or tricky words, number games, and ‘craft’ tasks – making things related to the current topic. In addition to this every child has a reading book which is changed weekly and sent home daily for you to enjoy with your child and involve you in their education. We encourage 10 minutes daily reading practice at home.

There is currently one Reception class at Laurel Lane Primary School which currently has 36 children attending.  There is a class teacher, a Nursery Nurse and a Learning Support Assistant working alongside the children. 

The the class is an extended ‘L’ shaped room with access to child-sized toilet facilities, and a cloakroom area. The children also use the outside area as an extension to their classroom - not just as a playground for break times! Every child is entitled to a free school meal until the end of Year 2. These are cooked freshly, on site, every day with a choice of meals available, including halal and vegetarian options. Children can also bring in a packed lunch if they prefer, but all children eat together seated in the hall.

Should there be a higher demand for places in 2022-2023, a second class will be opened and each class will have a full time teacher and a Learning Support Assistant.

Please take the time to explore our website where you find plenty of information, but if you have any questions please call Jo Harris – Admissions Officer, Frays Academy Trust on 01895 462352, any Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

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Welcome to Reception Classes 2021 08th Nov 2021 Download