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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.  Our DSL is Sarah Bernto contactable on head@st-annes.reading.sch.uk.  We also have 3 Deputy DSLs: Gemma Burnitt (senco@st-annes.reading.sch.uk), Patricia King (pking@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 in September 2023? 

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

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

School News Feed
  • Club
    28 February 2023
    Donations of seed
    We would be very grateful for any donations of seeds or seedlings for gardening club to make use of. Please leave with the school office- thank you in advance!
  • General
    27 February 2023
    Smoking in the car park
    Dear parents and carers, It has been brought to our notice that some parents are smoking in the car park during pick up and drop off times. Please could I kindly ask that, if you do feel the need to smoke at these times, you stand to one side so that children entering or leaving the school are not exposed to plumes of smoke? Clearly, some children have asthma and many find the smell of tobacco very unpleasant. Many thanks for your support in this matter. Kind regards, Sarah
  • Important
    24 February 2023
    New Governors
    Dear parents and carers, Please see below a message from the Governing Body. Following the nomination process for the parent governor vacancies, we are happy to say we received three nominations. Thank you to everyone who stepped forward and to those who nominated. All three candidates showed enthusiasm and experience that governors felt the board would benefit from so we looked for a way to appoint all the candidates. We were in the happy position of being able to offer one of the candidates a role as a co-opted governor and therefore are happy to announce that we have appointed the following as governors: · James Groth, Parent Governor · Georgina Coyle, Parent Governor · Mayank Jha, Co-opted Governor Please see attached, the profiles for each of our new governors. Kind regards, Sarah
  • Important
    22 February 2023
    This morning
    Dear parents and carers, The school will be going to church this morning for Ash Wednesday. Fr has asked that only children over the age of reason (age 7+) and those who have been baptised receive the ashes since it is intended as a renewal of baptismal promises. We would kindly ask therefore that, where possible, you let your child know if they have been baptised and therefore should receive the ashes. Baptised children over the age of 7 from any Christian denomination may receive the ashes. Many thanks, Sarah
  • Newsletter
    9 February 2023
    Dear parents and carers, Please find attached this week's newsletter. Wishing you a lovely half term break when we get there tomorrow! Kind regards, Sarah
  • Newsletter
    2 February 2023
    Dear parents and carers, Please find attached this week's newsletter along with a governor nomination form and a newsletter from Berkshire Maestros. Kind regards, Sarah
  • Important
    31 January 2023
    Update re strike day tomorrow
    Dear parents and carers, Further to my previous email re the Teachers' Strike tomorrow, I can confirm that I have no more information at this time. It is our intention therefore to open the whole school as usual. We would, however, kindly ask that parents ensure they are contactable in case we need to close a class. As you may be aware, teachers do not have to advise us of their intention to strike. As a result, we will not know how many staff we have in until everyone turns up/does not turn up for work tomorrow. Therefore, if you have changed your phone number recently, please do ensure that your new details are with the school office. Kind regards, Sarah
  • General
    27 January 2023
    Mrs Houghton
    Dear parents and carers, We are very sad to announce that after many years at St Anne’s, Mrs Houghton will be leaving us at February half term. Mrs Houghton has had a long career at the school, starting as a Teaching Assistant in 2008 and becoming a class teacher in 2019. She will be greatly missed by pupils, parents and staff, and we thank her for her dedication to the school and wish her well in her exciting new ventures. We are pleased to say that Miss Cummins, who has been in Year 1, will be teaching the class. Kind regards, Sarah
  • Newsletter
    26 January 2023
    Dear parents and carers, Please find attached this week's newsletter with photos from Mission Week and lots more! Kind regards, Sarah
  • Important
    26 January 2023
    Planned Strike Action
    Dear parents and carers, Please find attached a letter outlining the situation at St Anne's with regard to next week's scheduled strike action. In short, we are currently planning to be open as normal! Kind regards, Sarah
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