Headteacher’s Welcome

Dear parents, carers and visitors,

On behalf of the children, staff and Governors, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Rice Lane  Primary School and Nursery. We are a happy, inclusive and family orientated 3 form entry school with a 90 place nursery and two specialists SEND classrooms.

At Rice Lane, we aim to provide our children with the knowledge, skills, and character development required to enable them to become culturally and globally-aware and to develop into accepting, and responsible members of our community and beyond. We provide an environment in which the dignity of each person is recognised and developed and underpin this with the promotion of the four core British values: democracy; the rule of law; individual liberty; mutual respect and tolerance of others.

We aim for all of our children to leave us with the necessary skills and vocabulary required to succeed in secondary school; be well read and reasoned children, able to access literature in all walks of life and, perhaps most importantly of all, to aspire to pursue and realise their full potential in the wider world. Our curriculum is carefully planned and sequenced, building on prior knowledge and towards clear end points. Current curriculum planning seeks to address any gaps in children’s learning as a result of the pandemic.

In addition to the above aims, we have our own set of values that guide us at Rice Lane and direct our children in their daily school life. We develop our children to be respectful and resilient, independent, creative and critical thinkers, engaged in learning, listeners, achievers, nurturing and enthusiastic learners. Our mission statement of “Be happy together, Believe together, Achieve together” is a crucial element in enabling each child to make the most of the opportunities provided for them at Rice Lane.

We actively encourage parents to become involved in their children’s education and we have a fantastic PTA who are committed to supporting our school family. Our school is well-resourced with talented and committed staff and working together as a school family, we can ensure that children are both happy and successful at school.

Thank you for visiting our  newly designed website. I hope you enjoy learning more about life at Rice Lane Primary School and Nursery. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like to come and visit our wonderful school.


Mrs Lesley Roach