Welcome to St Anne’s Catholic Primary School
Learning to live by faith and to be known by love.
We are a voluntary aided school in Caversham , Reading, serving the Catholic parish of Our Lady and St Anne, which is part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham. We welcome children of any faith and no faith.
We base our work on the Gospel values of Love and Service. A child is a gift from God and the first and best teachers of any child are his or her own parents so we welcome the opportunity to work closely in partnership with the amazing community that we serve. We are proud of our children and their achievements, our academic standards and the selfless commitment of our staff and of our Parent/Staff Association.
We currently have 197 children across 7 year groups. We also have a 26 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 8.50am 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.
If you would like to visit us, please do contact the school office!
Mrs Sarah Bernto
Head of School/Acting Headteacher St Anne’s
Extracts from our latest Ofsted (undertaken in June 2019):
‘This school continues to be good.’
‘The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. At the heart of this is a strong, shared commitment to every child’s success, underpinned by the school’s ethos ‘live, love and learn as children of God’. All pupils, regardless of background, race, faith or disability are cared for and supported to achieve. Together with staff, you have ensured that the school continues to prioritise the right areas for pupils to succeed. The school’s current development plan is clear, precise and well measured. It addresses the issues raised as a result of the school’s previous inspection and those arising from national tests and assessments. This affirms that leaders know the school well and act promptly to make improvements that benefit the pupils’ academic and personal development.’
‘You have successfully maintained the upward trend at the end of key stages 1 and 2 as well as good teaching in the early years. The latter ensures that pupils get off to a strong start.’
‘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.’
‘Leaders’ careful analysis of progress information ensures that support is given where it is needed.’
‘Pupils feel happy and safe in school. They say that they can talk to a member of staff if they have any concerns. The school teaches pupils how to stay safe in and out of school, including online. Your caring and inclusive ethos allows pupils in different year groups to mix and form friendships so that instances of bullying are rare and are dealt with swiftly.’
Please see below for a copy of the report in its entirety.
We are all unique, yet we are all one in Christ.
As children of God, we strive to develop our own identities, to build our school community and to make the world a better place. We follow in Jesus’s footsteps by being kind and compassionate, respectful and responsible and by being hard-working and humble. Confident in the love of God, we are safe to explore, to contribute and to take risks.
Teachers expertly guide and facilitate every child’s unique learning journey and strive for excellence. With the wisdom that the Lord gives, adults work alongside children to help them develop inquisitive minds and become self-motivated learners through broad and fun opportunities. All success is celebrated and our vibrant community is bound by a life-long love of learning.
- Privacy. You may be aware that from 25 May 2018, the rules around data protection are changing. The ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ (GDPR) will change how we can use your personal data and keep it safe, and will also strengthen your rights over your own data. The new regulations make sure sensitive or private information about yourselves and your children remains safe. Whilst it is similar to the Data Protection Act that it replaces in many ways, there are some differences which will mean a few changes at school and on our website in order to ensure we remain compliant.
St Anne’s is recognised as a Good school, following the recent visit by Ofsted. The latest Ofsted report can be viewed here: Ofsted 10088210 St Annes Catholic VA Primary School 110003 Final PDF (3)
Report on the Decision to Federate – please view the Report on the Letters to Parents page.
Our School Ethos, Vision and Values can now be viewed on their own dedicated page, under the Our School tab.