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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.

Basing our work on the Gospel values of Love and Service, we recognise that every child is a gift from God and that the first and best teachers of any child are his or her own parents.  As a result, we welcome the opportunity to work closely in partnership with the amazing community that we serve.  We are extremely proud of our children and their achievements, our academic standards and the selfless commitment of our staff and of our Parent/Staff Association.

Currently, we 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.

Do contact the school office and pop in for a visit!

Mrs Sarah Bernto




January 15th, 2021

It has been wonderful to have a somewhat quieter week and to settle into a routine.  Please see above this week's newsletter.  Please note especially the request regarding information about pupils who do not have access to a computer/tablet.

If your child, do not have access to a computer/tablet, please email me on head@st-annes.reading.sch.uk  Equally, if your child is sharing a computer with other siblings and is therefore finding it hard to get work done, please send me a message.  Clearly, we cannot supply a laptop for everyone, but we do now have a number of new devices and will rank the needs of those who get in contact.


January 8th, 2021

Please see above this week's newsletter.


January 7th, 2021

Message from Lucy Ring, Chair of Governors

Due to the current lockdown, we have decided to postpone the parent governor election for the time being.  Rebecca Mee has kindly agreed to continue as an associate governor until the parent governor election can be run.


January 6th, 2021

Please see above our remote learning offer.  This outlines what we are providing in terms of online learning, how we will assess children's learning and our expectations regarding children's engagement.  Do not hesitate to email me on head@st-annes.reading.sch.uk if you have any questions.


January 5th, 2021

Dear parents and carers,

We have today welcomed back some of our children and have loved hearing about their Christmas exploits.  I would like to give just a brief update this afternoon on our provision.

In school provision for children of key workers and vulnerable children

We are going to open 4 bubbles from tomorrow in order to better accommodate the number of younger children who will be coming into school.  The groups will be as follows:

  • Nursery/Reception children – in the Reception classroom and entering via the Reception classroom door
  • Year 1 children – in the Year 1 classroom and entering via the Year 1 classroom door
  • Yr 2, Yr 3, Yr 4 – in the Year 4 classroom entering via Yr 4 classroom door
  • Yr 5, Yr 6 – in the Year 5 classroom, entering via the blue door at the top end of the school (which Yr 5 were using prior to Christmas)

Please could I ask that all parents wear a mask when dropping off and picking up from school This is vital to keeping our space safe.

Online provision

Thank you for the fabulous feedback from parents about our first day of online learning.  The teachers have gone to great lengths to ensure that planning is appropriate and engaging.  Tomorrow will see the first of our live sessions running on Google Meet.  Please see further details on the video below as well as the online agreement.  The timings for these are:

Year 2 – 9am   Year 3 – 9.30   Year 4 – 10.00   Year 5 – 10.30   Year 6 – 11.00

It is expected that all children who are home learning will attend these sessions and that they will engage with the online learning on a daily basis.  Please email the class teacher if your child is too unwell to log in on a particular day in order to report them absent.  We will follow up with parents on any ‘no-shows’.

Free School Meals

I have today ordered the food hampers for those children who are eligible and will be in contact regarding collection as soon as they arrive.

Thank you once again for your continued support.

Kind regards,




Online live tutorials on google meet

How do I use google.meet? please also see the online agreement above. 

Embedded Calendar

Our School Leaders

Thank you to our One World Council this term for their work on our Anti-Bullying Leaflets, for collecting bottle tops ready for our library masterpiece and for help with the second hand sale.

Thank you to our Reading leaders for striving (against the odds) to keep the library tidy!

Thank you to our Sports leaders for accompanying classes to sporting events and for supporting them.

Thank you to our Music leaders for assisting Mrs Asbury with lunchtime clubs.

One World Council

Year 1 – Roli and Mathias

Year 2 – Safa and Erickah

Year 3 – Isla and Gwen

Year 4 – Iva and Maria

Year 5 – Isabella de Jode, Marilyn and Isabella Huber-Valencia

Year 6 – Savvy, Lola and Lizzie


Music Leaders

Julia, Lola and Lizzie


Reading Leaders

Sapphi and Lianna


Sports Leaders

Aleka, Isabella and Izaac

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