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Thomas Reade Primary School


The Foundation Stage at Thomas Reade consists of a Nursery class and a Reception class. Mrs Smith and Mrs Wray are the two Nursery Nurses who lead the Nursery class and Mrs Blagrove is the Reception class teacher and EYFS Leader.

In Reception, the children have PE every Tuesday with Mrs Moulster (PE lead/Deputy Head) and they have Reading Groups every Wednesday.  

Our Staff Team 

Hello! My name is Mrs Blagrove and I am the very proud teacher of a wonderful Reception class. I’ve been teaching for almost 20 years, and this is my second year at Thomas Reade school. Outside of school I love being a Mummy, playing Netball, eating ice creams on holiday and baking!  


I am Mrs Griffiths, I have been in EYFS for eight years and thoroughly enjoy it. I have two sons who went through Thomas Reade. My eldest is in Year 9 at John Mason and my youngest is in Year 6. Outside school I spend lots of time with my boys and I also play darts in two local leagues. I previously spent nearly 12 years in St John Ambulance which I loved and I’m currently one of the First Aid leads at Thomas Reade.  

Hello, I’m Miss Mills. I have been in the early years sector for nearly 20 years, including the Health Visiting Service. I am currently studying for a degree in Primary Education. In my spare time I enjoy swimming and travel.  


My name is Miss Proctor! After many years working in retail I decided to follow my passion of working with children and Thomas Reade was the only choice for me! Two of my children currently attend Thomas Reade and my eldest came here before moving onto secondary school. Thomas Reade is a great place to be! In my spare time I love to go out for food, theatre trips and best of all family time.  

Hi, I’m Clara Wray! I love working with the children in the reception and nursery class. I joined the Thomas Reade family as a parent as both my children went to the school. I started working in Foundation almost 10 years ago as a teaching assistant and nursery nurse. As well as spending time with my family and friends I enjoy cooking, singing in Oxford Gospel Choir, swimming and pilates.  


Expectations Of Our Class

Our aim is for children to have fun learning at school and we will help them on their way to becoming independent learners. Children at Thomas Reade are expected to be kind to others, to share and take turns and to listen to others. We hope that all children are motivated and enthusiastic in their learning. 

Before children start school it is helpful if they can do the following:

  • - Enjoy listening to a short story
  • - Put on and take off their shoes and socks independently
  • - Hold a pencil to make marks or draw pictures
  • - Put on and take off a coat independently
  • - Manage their own toileting skills

To find out more about the Foundation Stage click on the link below 


You can also learn more about our setting here:

New parents information booklet September 2022