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'Learning to live by faith and to be known by love'


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 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 via email on admin@st-annes.reading.sch.uk and we 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 school office -  via email on admin@st-annes.reading.sch.uk  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 our DSL Sarah Bernto.  She is contactable on head@st-annes.reading.sch.uk or by phone on 01189375537.  We also have 3 Deputy DSLs: Gemma Burnitt (senco@st-annes.reading.sch.uk), Patricia Lee (plee@st-annes.reading.sch.uk) and Charlotte Talbot (ctalbot@st-annes.reading.sch.uk) and our Safeguarding governors are Anne Pegram (APegram@stmartins.reading.sch.uk) and Rebecca Mee (RMee@stmartins.reading.sch.uk).  Please see our Safeguarding Policy (on the policies page of the website) for information about Safeguarding and relating school practice.

Are you a prospective parent looking for a school place today? 

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 be delighted to show you round and tell you all about our fantastic school!  Please do email  admin@st-annes.reading.sch.uk or contact the school office  on 01189 375537 to book a tour. 


Key dates for diaries for the Spring Term...

Friday 19th January: KS1 Mass

Friday 19th January: Y4 Parents Multiplication Check

Wednesday 24th January: 8.40 to 9.15 EYFS Stay and Play

Friday 26th January: KS2 Mass

Friday 26th January: Y6 Parents Residential Meeting

Friday 2nd February Y6 Parent SAT's Meeting

Friday 2nd February: NSPCC Number Day

Friday 9th February: Term ends 3.25pm

Monday 19th February: Term starts

Thursday 22nd February: World Thinking Day

Friday 23rd February: Knowledge Organisers and Curriculum Letters sent home

Friday 1st March: Whole School Mass

Monday 4th March: PSA Mother's Day Surprise event

Friday 8th March: World Book Day

Saturday 10th March: CAFOD Lenten Walk

Wednesday 13th March: 8.40 to 9.15 EYFS Stay and Play

Friday 15th March: KS2 Mass

Tuesday 19th March: 3.30-5.30pm Parents’ Evening

Thursday 21st March: 4.00-7pm Parents’ Evening

Friday 22nd March: Whole School Mass

Tuesday 26th March: Easter Performance by Y3

Wednesday 27th March: Term ends 1pm

Thursday 28th March: INSET day

School News Feed
  • Newsletter
    9 February 2024
    Newsletter 9.02.24
    Dear Parent/Carers, Please use the link to access this week's newsletter https://sway.cloud.microsoft/41KzJMLV4wNtCtfv?ref=Link Have a lovely half term.
  • Newsletter
    26 January 2024
    School Newsletter 26.1.24
    Dear Parent/Carers, Please use the link to access this week's newsletter https://sway.cloud.microsoft/olKadV91khOAEL5Z?ref=Link
  • Newsletter
    12 January 2024
    School Newsletter 12th January 2024
    Please see our latest newsletter, the link now available on the school website.
  • Newsletter
    19 October 2023
    Appendix update for Newsletter
    Update about Readifood collection
  • Newsletter
    5 October 2023
    Please find attached this week's newsletter, packed with photos and upcoming events. Do join us for Harvest Mass in church next Friday 13 October at 9.15.
  • Important
    3 October 2023
    Change to Reception Finishing time
    Re: change to the length of the school day for Reception children Dear parents and carers, I am writing to inform you of a change to the length of the school day for Reception children here at St Anne's. • Reception class will no longer finish at 3.15p.m. Instead, they will finish at 3.25pm in line with the rest of the school. This change will be implemented from Monday 9 October 2023. We believe that this change will be beneficial to the school community, and will have a positive effect on your child’s education. Reception will now finish at the same time as the other children supporting parents and will enjoy a further 10 minutes of teaching time. I appreciate that the change may affect you in terms of childcare or working arrangements, and you may have questions related to your child’s education. For this reason, I would like to invite you to share any feedback that you have by sending it to head@st-annes.reading.sch.uk Yours sincerely, Sarah Bernto
  • Important
    29 September 2023
    Census - begging for your help!
    Dear parents and carers of children in Reception, Y1 and Y2, Next Thursday (5 October) is Census Day. A significant part of the funding we get as a school will depend on how many children in Reception, Y1 and Y2 are booked onto Parent Pay for school lunch that day. You will not have to pay for the meal (as your child gets their school food free). We would just kindly ask every parent to book their child a school meal that day. Please note that we are more than happy for your child to bring a packed lunch in with them also! Moreover, every child booked on for a meal will be entered into our draw for a £20 Amazon voucher. We will advise parents of who the lucky winner is at the end of the week! Thank you so very much for your help, Sarah
  • Important
    21 September 2023
    Open Mornings and Afternoons
    Dear parents and carers, We very much need your help! Please find attached a flyer detailing our Open Mornings and Afternoons for parents looking for Reception places next September. We would kindly ask you to share these dates and flyers with anyone you know who is looking for a place next year. Deepest thanks, Sarah
  • Newsletter
    21 September 2023
    Catholic Life and Mission Newsletter
    Dear parents and carers, Our school Mission statement is 'to live by faith and to be known by love'. We would very much like our wider community to be aware of what we are trying to do and to join with us in trying to follow in Jesus's footsteps. To this end, we will be sending out a termly newsletter with a specific focus on the Catholic Life and Mission of the school. Please find attached our first instalment! Kind regards, Sarah
  • Club
    8 September 2023
    Dear parents and carers, We are running a number of clubs this term. They are as follows: Monday Keystage 2 Football £24 15:30-16:30. Dates: 11/18/25 September 2/9/16 October https://kiddiplan.com/direct-class-checkout/C31859. Run by Miss Gould Tuesday French club for Years 4 and 5 run by Madame Raja. reena@reenaraja.com Thursday Drama Club run by Berzerk Thursday Year 1-6 Dodgeball 8:00-8:45 £24 Dates: 14/21/28 September 5/12/19 October https://kiddiplan.com/direct-class-checkout/C31860. Run by Miss Gould Thursday Keystage 1 Football 15:30-16:30 £24. Dates:14/21/28 September 5/12/19 October https://kiddiplan.com/direct-class-checkout/C31861. Run by Miss Gould Friday 3.30-4.30 Spanish Club o run by Ole Spanish for Everyone – www.olespanish.net. Details have been sent by Schoolping. Friday. Year 1-6 Gymnastics. 15:30-16:30. £24. Dates: 15/22/29 September. 6/13/20 October. https://kiddiplan.com/direct-class-checkout/C31862. Run by Miss Gould Kind regards, Sarah
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