Information For New Pupils / Admissions

Admissions to Cheshire schools are managed by the Admissions and Transfers team. Click here to download the information booklets which include important information on the application process including frequently asked questions, key dates, oversubscription criteria and appeals. 

You are most welcome to come and look around our school. Please contact the Headteacher Mr Norris on 01625 572021 to make an appointment.

Click the link at the bottom of this page to find out about our Reception routines and how you can help your child prepare for school.     

After School Club

The After School Club runs from 3.10pm - 5.50pm each day during term-time.  Click here to find out more.

Breakfast Club

The school runs a Breakfast Club from 7.30am every day during term-time. Click here to find out more.


We encourage parents to pay electronically for trips, dinners, out of school clubs and other items.  From September 2022 you will be able to make payments via the School Spider app - click here for further information.

Extra Curricular Clubs

The school participates in the local junior soccer, tag rugby, rounders and netball leagues and the annual athletics and kwik cricket tournaments.  We run clubs for STEM, chess, orchestra, choir and gardening (in the summer!). In addition the school offers private tuition in guitar and piano.

Morning Snacks
Under 5's can have free milk if they wish.  Infant children are given a free piece of fruit.  In addition, children can purchase a piece of toast for 30p per day,  (payment in advance for the term). 

School Dinners
Your child may have either a school dinner or packed lunches. Cheshire East Catering are contracted to providing the school lunches.  The school provides a home-cooked menu and the kitchen staff are delighted to have received the Gold Standard Award from Macclesfield Borough Council for their healthy menus.  Please click here to view our menus and allergy charts.

Free School Meals and Pupil Premium

All infant children will be entitled to a free school meal. The cost of a school dinner for juniors is £2.50 (as at September 2022). If you are in receipt of certain benefits your child may be entitled to Pupil Premium funding which gives the school an additional £1300 for the benefit of your child and will also entitle them to free school meals if they are in the junior classes. To find out if your child may be eligible for this funding, please click here

School Hours
Doors open at 8.45 a.m. School commences at 9am each morning. Reception (Early Years Foundation Stage), Year 1 and Year 2 (Key Stage 1) leave at 3.10 p.m.

(30 hrs 50 mins per week)

Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 (Key Stage 2) leave at 3.20 p.m.

(31 hours 40 mins per week)

Year 3 pupils are given the opportunity to take swimming lessons.

School Uniform

School uniform is not compulsory at Rainow Primary School.  However, we do encourage the wearing of uniform to create a sense of belonging to our community.  To keep costs low and minimise environmental impact we promote donating unwanted uniform to friends and family. If you would like to donate used uniform to the Friends of Rainow School(our PTA), they will sell it to raise funds for the school. There are also excellent, class parent groups (WhatApp and other) which donate outgrown or unwanted items. You FRS class representatives will be happy to help or contact the school office to find out more. 

You can purchase new uniform from Classworx who stock items with our school logo. Alternatively, you can purchase appropriately coloured items such as jumpers and polo shirts from your usual stores e.g. Tesco's.


  • sensible shoes or closed-toe sandals
  • grey or black trousers, shorts, skirt or pinafore dress
  • white polo shirt
  • green cardigan, vee-neck jumper or round neck sweatshirt
  • green and white summer dresses (may be worn in warm weather only)

PE kit:

  • trainers
  • white tee-shirt
  • black shorts and/or
  • black leggings and/or
  • jogging bottoms
  • green PE hoodie 

Class teachers will inform parents / carers of the days when PE kit will be worn. On the designated days children should come to school dressed in their PE kit. A PE hoodie/jumper/cardigan should still be worn on PE days.

Please see our School Uniform Policy here for further information.


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Our Vision:

Growing a community of life-long learners who will care for each other,
who will work hard to learn new things every day,
and who will achieve more than they thought possible.

Contact us at Rainow Primary School

Headteacher: Mr J Norris
SENCO: Mrs Daley
Round Meadow,
SK10 5UB
Contact: Miss Welsh, Business Manager/DPO