About John T Rice Infants School

John T Rice is an Infant and Nursery School which caters for 3-7 year olds.

It is situated on the Newlands Estate which is part of the Forest Town area on the eastern side of the Mansfield district.

We currently have about 180 children on role with 135 full time children and 45 part time (nursery) children. 

We have 8 teachers (including the Headteacher) and 7 teaching assistants (some part time).

The school has a tarmac playground and a surrounding landscaped area with lots of play equipment for both Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1.


We were rated as 'Good' in our last OFSTED inspection.  


Our Vision for your Child

Our Aims

  • To provide a friendly welcome with approachable staff
  • To have children who are confident, happy, independent learners
  • To create bright, stimulating and safe environments
  • To encourage children to care for themselves
  • To expect good behaviour at all times with respect for others
  • To support and encourage children to do their best
  • To provide imaginative, stimulating and fun experiences
  • To use the curriculum flexibly to meet the needs of every child
  • To celebrate children's success
  • To encourage parents/carers to play an active part in their child's learning