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The children of St Anne's are known for their smiles, their generosity and their passion for learning!  We are a vibrant, happy, forward-looking school in the heart of Caversham for children of any faith and no faith, where every pupil is scaffolded to aim for the stars.  Here, we believe that children learn best when they feel safe, are loved and are challenged.  As a result, teachers are committed to providing outstanding pastoral care alongside the highest quality, engaging learning experiences.  

As recognised in our 2019 Ofsted report,

The school is a small but close-knit community. There is a strong sense of family values. Relationships between staff and pupils are warm and caring. The school is highly inclusive. Pupils with all different types of need are welcomed and feel part of the school community .... At the heart of this is a strong, shared commitment to every child’s success, underpinned by the school’s ethos...'

Our curriculum provision is outstanding and involves teaching by subject specialists from Year 3 meaning that children experience the best quality teaching across the entire curriculum.  

Currently, we have 185 children across 7 year groups.    We also have a 21 place Nursery.  Children come into our Reception class in the year that they are 5 and move up to secondary school at the end of Year 6, when they are 11.  Our school day starts at 8.40am and finishes at 3.25pm.  However, we do also have a super Before and After School Club, run by school staff which opens at 8.00 and ends at 18.00.

Please do contact the school office for a tour on 01189375537 or contact me direct via email on head@st-annes.reading.sch.uk and I would love to show you round!

Mrs Sarah Bernto



Contact details for enquiries

If you have any questions or queries about our school, please contact the Head - Mrs Bernto - via email on head@st-annes.reading.sch.uk or phone the school office on 01189375537.

For enquires regarding SEND, please email our SENCO - Mrs Gemma Burnitt on senco@st-annes.reading.sch.uk or phone the school office on 01189375537.

For safeguarding enquires, please contact Mrs Bernto via email on head@st-annes.reading.sch.uk or phone the school office on 01189375537 and ask to speak to the Headteacher.

Are you a prospective parent looking for a school place in September 2023? 

We have a number of Open Mornings/Afternoons in the school calendar as below:

- Friday 11 November 9am

- Friday 11 November 2pm

- Thursday 24 November 9am

- Friday 9 December 9am

- Friday 6 January 2pm

Please do email me on head@st-annes.reading.sch.uk or contact the school office  on 01189 375537 to book onto one of these. I would be delighted to show you round and tell you all about our fantastic school!  If you are unable to make any of the dates above, please do email/phone and I will arrange for you to be shown round at a time that works for you.

If you are looking for an in-year transfer for your child or a nursery place, please contact the school as above for a tour at any time.

We would love to see you and your children!


Learning to live by faith and to be known by love


1st December

We are now firmly in Advent.  Check out this week's newsletter to find out how the children have been preparing both for the Second Coming and also to celebrate the historical birth of Jesus.


26th November

As we fast approach the start of a new Church Year and the beginning of Advent, we look forward to the coming of ChristChrist: celebrating His birth, His renewed coming into our lives this Christmas, especially through the Eucharist, and His second coming at the end of time.

Thank you to Y5 for a lovely assembly this morning reminding us that Advent is a time to prepare our souls to meet Christ.

Please do have a read of this week's newsletter for the latest photos and updates!

23rd November 2022

Calling all Y5 parents!  Please don't forget to come along to the Y5 Class Assembly at 9am this Friday.  We look forward to seeing you.

17th November 2022

This week, we are focussing on living out our mission statement: 'Learning to live by faith and to be known by love'.  (Please see this week's newsletter above).  Tomorrow, we will be dressing up in bright/spotty clothes and sporting face paint in support of Children in Need.  This is a fabulous event focussed on helping the young whether it be with their physical, mental or emotional needs.  There is still time to donate using the link sent out last week via Schoolping. Please do give generously!

This week, we are very grateful to Y1 who are leading us in prayer with their own versions of the Glory Be.


10th November 2022

This weekend, we remember in prayer particularly those who lost their lives in wars.

We remember those who stood for love and truth and thank you for the sacrifice they made for me and you.
Thank you that we can now enjoy peace and learn to love not fight.
Thank you that we can now sing and play and not be scared or hide.

We pray for other countries where children live in fear and there is war and fighting and many are in tears. Please help to make things better and bring some peace to them.
Protect all those who try and help to make friends again. Amen.



School News Feed
  • Important
    28 November 2022
    Message from Caterlink
    Dear parents and carers, Caterlink have asked that I share with you the following message. Kind regards, Sarah Please be aware that for ordering or cancelling meals the cut off time is 8am Any meal not pre booked by 8am will result in your child being served a Jacket potato with Baked Beans and Fruit for pudding – charged at the standard rate. Any meal not cancelled by 8am will still be charged at the standard rate.
  • Newsletter
    25 November 2022
    Dear parents and carers, Please find attached this week's newsletter. Wishing you peace and every blessing as Advent starts. Kind regards, Sarah
  • Event
    17 November 2022
    Event - Second Hand Uniform Sale TOMORROW!
    Dear parents and carers, The PSA will be selling 2nd hand uniform tomorrow (Friday 18th November) after school in the music room. Come and pick up some bargain items of uniform and PE kit; all items are 50p-£2. Cash and card accepted. Please go to the office after pick up to sign in before going to the music room. Donations of clean, good condition uniform are always welcome and can be dropped in to the office. Kind regards, Sarah
  • Newsletter
    17 November 2022
    Dear parents and carers, Please find attached this week's epistle! Don't forget that tomorrow is Children in Need / Anti-Bullying Day. Children should come to school in bright/spotty clothes and may sport face paint if they wish. God bless, Sarah
  • Newsletter
    20 October 2022
    Wishing you a great half term. Here is this week's newsletter and PSA news
  • Newsletter
    6 October 2022
    This week's newsletter
    Here is this week's newsletter. Reception parents - don't forget about phonics stay and play tomorrow.
  • Newsletter
    29 September 2022
    Please find attached the latest newsletter. R, Y1 and Y2 parents - please book a school dinner on 6th October, as per the message in the newsletter.
  • Newsletter
    22 September 2022
    Please see this week's newsletter
  • Newsletter
    15 September 2022
    Dear All, Please find the weekly newsletter attached.
  • Important
    13 September 2022
    National Day of Mourning
    The school will be closed on Monday 19th September for the National Day of Mourning
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