Primary School

A partner school within the John Taylor MAT


Volunteers Needed!


On Friday 2nd March at 2pm, members of the Rotary Club will be planting 90 trees around the perimeter of the school grounds, which they have kindly donated. If any parents/grandparents have a spare hour to help prior to collecting their child on that day, please contact the school office. Any hel... Read more

Safer Internet Day



This week the children have been celebrating Safer Internet Day. In Key Stage 1, through stories such as DigiDuck, the children have been learning about their digital footprint and how their social media lives will always stay on the internet. They have learnt about how to spread... Read more



Year 6 had a wonderful week at Shugborough! They hiked across Cannock Chase (at day and at night...and both in the pouring rain!), enjoyed caving, BMXing, climbing, archery, orienteering, bridge building and improved their ability to work as a team. Lots of children tried and succeeded at new act... Read more

B & Q Competition


Many of our pupils enjoyed taking part in a Christmas colouring competition just before the holiday. The competition was arranged by B&Q and we are very grateful to them for including our school and providing prizes to all pupils who entered. The chocolate coins have been distributed today! W... Read more

Year 1 Performances


Well done to all of the Year 1 children who, on the last Monday of term, put on two brilliant performances of ‘Humph the Camel’! The children should be very proud of their efforts and their wonderful singing and acting.

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School Reopen Tuesday 12th December


Dear Parents,

The school will reopen tomorrow but there are some parts of the grounds that are very icy - please take care and keep to the paths. The school drive is particularly icy a... Read more

Closure for Snow 11.12.17


Dear Parents,

Rykneld will be closed tomorrow due to the heavy snow and dangerous travelling conditions for pupils and staff in the morning. We should be open as normal on Tuesday and apologise for any inconvenience caused by the closure.



&nbs... Read more

Hrothgar the Viking Cometh to Rykneld!


Year 4 enjoyed a real treat on Thursday. Blowing a horn and waving his axe, Hrothgar the Viking invaded the Year 4 classrooms to take the children back in time to the days of Norsemen and women. Headin... Read more

Rykneld Fire Update


Please open the letter below for more information about today's incident.

Rykneld Update Letter

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#Be Kind


Across the school, we have been supporting Anti-Bullying Week. The effects of bullying can have a huge impact on children, and our Anti-bullying Week has been a great way to raise awareness in our school. During this week, we have promoted difference and equality at Rykneld, with a particular foc... Read more

Remembrance Day


It has been lovely to see so many children buying poppies and wearing them with pride this week. All children have been busy making their own individual poppies in class, which have made a fantastic display in the entrance to our new building. Also this morning, a group of Year 2 children walked ... Read more

Yamaha Music Session


On Wednesday, Key Stage 2 had a great time ‘rocking out’ with the Yamaha Music School. The children learnt about the different notes and some even got to play along to some of their favourite songs.

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Year 2 Pirate Workshop


Year 2 had a fabulous day with our Pirate visitor on Thursday! The children enjoyed exploring pirate artefacts, making pirate flags and advertisements for sailors for the ship belonging to Captain Purwash. They are looking forward to sharing some of their creations in their assemblies next week!<... Read more

Online Safety Award


We are delighted to announce that we have just achieved our 360 safe accreditation for high quality online safety standards and provision. We now join only 1 other school in the Burton area who have achieved this mark and we have also b... Read more

Outdoor Theatre Performance


On Thursday night, our Rykneld families were entertained by an outdoor performance of “Dogs Don’t Do Ballet.” They watched a mixture of dancing, puppeteering and singing and even the weather was kind! We are hoping to hold some more of these events during the next academic ... Read more

New Phone Number


I would like to provide a further reminder that from Thursday 14th July at 4pm our existing school phone number will no longer work. Our new school number to use from that time will be 01283 247475. Other schools who have already migrated to the new system did experience problems... Read more

A Win for Neptune!


KS2 Sports Day

This morning we held our Sports Day for the older pupils and the event was a great success with the children participating well to earn points for their houses. The results of the event are as follows:

Neptune 653, Earth 545, Jupiter 531... Read more

Green Flag Glory!


Congratulations to our Eco Warriors who successfully achieved our school’s Eco Green Flag award. On Wednesday afternoon, they had to showcase all the eco work we do at Rykneld to an Eco-Schools Assessor. The children spoke with confidence and enthusiasm on all areas of the eco curriculum fr... Read more



The Year 6 children at Rykneld have spent all week creating manifestos for their self-selected and self-created political parties. They designed numerous posters and leaflets, gave out business cards on the playground an... Read more

Olympic Swimmer Amy Smith visits Rykneld


On Thursday we were very fortunate to have an Olympic athlete lead us in a whole school fitness circuit. All classes from reception to year 6 joined in, completing 4 different exercises; spotty dogs, star jumps, leg drives and press ups. Amy Smith, ... Read more

Hockey Tournament


Last Friday, Rykneld took part in a hockey tournament for the first time in many years. The tournament was held at the Shobnall Leisure Centre and it was a fantastic afternoon. Unfortunately we lost our first game but then drew the second game. The team soon got in to the swing of things and won ... Read more

World Book Day


This week the children have celebrated World Book Day by dressing as their favourite character.  In class, the children have talked about their favourite books and shared their likes and dislikes. They have been writing book reviews... Read more

Young Voices Choir


On Monday night our Young Voices choir performed along with over 6000 children and professional artists at a concert at The Genting Arena, Birmingham. The children represented Rykneld superbly and thoroughly enjoyed singing, beatboxing and dancing! Well done to all of you and thanks to Mrs A... Read more

Welcome to our new Website!


Welcome to our new website.  Please feel free to take a look around and let us know your thoughts.

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