Applications for Reception 2024

Reception Places – Starting primary school September 2024

Do you have a child born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020?  If so you must apply for your child to start primary school in September 2024 by Monday 15 January 2024.

For applications for starting school in September 2024, National Offer Day is Tuesday 16 April 2024.  The deadline for receipt of appeals is Wednesday 15 May 2024.  Details of how to appeal is included in the relevant admission policy.)


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

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.

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