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                Welcome to our 'New Starters' webpage. 

We are continuing to add to this page so please continue to visit it. We hope it helps familiarise your child with the Reception Team - in the same way we feel a sense of familiarity with TV & radio presenters, Youtubers and Instagrammer through regular contact. The stories and virtual tour of the classrooms will be  particularly helpful.



Welcome to Raunds Park Infant School

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 We want to wish a very warm (if virtual) welcome to Raunds Park Infant School to all our new families. We are very pleased your child will be joining us in September 2020. This is a very unusual time for us, and we are having to think carefully about how to safely welcome our new families to school. Sadly we do not yet know what the arrangements for school will be in September, but will share our plans with you as soon as we know them! During June and July our priorities will be getting to know you and your child a little bit, and giving you opportunities to start to get to know us and the school.

Best wishes, 

Mrs Jeffery, Head Teacher.

Welcome to Reception

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We have created this page just for you and we hope you will find it really useful. We have included videos and photos, for you to view with your child including: a virtual tour of the Reception area and an introduction to each of the teachers as they read a story for your child. We will email you to let you know of additional information as we add it to this page. Meanwhile stay safe and we hope to see or hear from you soon.

Warm regards,

Mrs Maxwell, Foundation Stage Lead and Class Teacher.


We are proud of our school and uniform, please follow the link to the uniform page on our website. This gives detailed information of the uniform and a link to our supplier.


"As a mum of three children buying uniform can get quite expensive but from experience I know how much fun, and how mucky, children get in Reception so I like to have more than one of each item just in case something needs to be put in the wash!”  Aimee Fearns, 





We use the following social media platforms. Please have a look to see what we are up to during lock-down:

Facebook: Raunds Park Infant School

Twitter: @RaundsPark

Youtube Channel:

Our two Reception Classes each have their own twitter accounts:

Kingfisher Class:  

Robin Class:


If you would like to contact us please email or phone our lovely bursar, Helen Marks:


Phone: 01933 622415






Virtual Tour of the Reception Classrooms


 We have created a tour of our fabulous Reception Classrooms to help familiarise you with your child's new learning environment. This is on our school YouTube channel. smiley






Meet the Teachers

Mrs Rachel Maxwell - Kingfishers Class Teacher (Mon/Tues/Wed)

14 years experience in Early Years.

Specialism in Early Years from Cambridge University


Mrs Sophie Smith - Kingfishers Class Teacher (Thurs/Fri)

16 years teaching at Raunds Park Infant School

Miss Julia Underwood - Robins Class Teacher

SENCO & Deputy Head

15 years teaching at Raunds Park Infant School



At Raunds Park Infant School we love reading and listening to stories. Each of the Reception Teachers has recorded a story for you to listen to. Enjoy! 

Mrs Maxwell - Class Teacher & Foundation Stage Lead

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Miss Underwood - Class Teacher, Deputy Head & Senco

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Mrs Smith - Class Teacher

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Mrs Jeffrey - Teaching Assistant

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Mrs Saunders-Barnes - Teaching Assistant

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                                       Reception At Work!

Here are some photos of our current Reception children 'at work' and play in September. We update our classrooms as the year and children progress.

Outdoor Classrooms:


Craft Area:


Kingfisher Classroom:

Robin Classroom:



We look forward to you joining us! smiley

Special Educational Needs

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Miss Underwood,our school SENCO, explains how she can help if your child already has identified needs or you think they might have.

Starting School

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Miss Underwood explains what your child will need to be ready to start school.

Parent Partnerships

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Drop Off and Pick Up

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Please see the start of our web page for all our links.

Interactive Learning Diary

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This is the main method we use to share your child’s learning with you in the form of photos and comments. You can also share what your child can do at home with us.

Top tips for preparing your child for starting school.

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Mrs Jeffrey shares her top tips on how best to prepare your child for starting school in September.
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