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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 3.15pm for Reception children and 3.25pm for the rest of the school.  The total number of hours being therefore 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 2024? 

We have Open Morning and Afternoons throughout the months of September-January.  Please see below:


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. 

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 love to see you and your children!


Learning to live by faith and to be known by love


21 SEPTEMER 2023

Are you looking for a new job?  Are you interested in working with children?  We have 2 exciting opportunities open at the moment.  Please see the Vacancies page for full details and an application form.

FRIDAY 8th September 2023

Welcome Back!

It has been so lovely to see the children return to school this week with their huge grins and stories of summer holiday adventures.  We have had loads of fun with our new Literacy scheme.  This has included a giant invading the school, Y5 joining NASA and Literacy Group being invaded by the staff.  Check out the newsletter for more photos!

Please see below a list of dates for the coming term.


Dates for the coming term are as follows: 

Thursday 7 September 15.30 and 16.00 Meet the Teacher sessions

Friday 8 September Knowledge Organisers and Curriculum Letters sent home

Friday 8 September 09.15 Whole School Mass

w/c Monday 11 September Mission Week

Monday 11 September Reception children in all day

Wednesday 20 September 8.40 Reception Stay and Play – Learning through play

Friday 22 September 9.30-11 Open Morning for Reception Sept 2024

Friday 22 September 14.50 Maths Parent Workshop

Friday 29 September 14.00 Open Afternoon for Reception Sept 2024

Friday 6 October 09.00 Early Reading and Phonics (EYFS-Y1) Parent Workshop

Friday 6 October 09.15 Harvest Mass

Thursday 12 October Flu immunisations Reception to Y6

Friday 13 October 09.00 Y2-6 Love of Reading Parent Workshop

Friday 13 October 09.15 KS2 Mass

Monday 16 October 09.00 Gold Tie Assembly (for Y6 children and parents)

Friday 20 October Disconnect to Reconnect Day

Friday 20 October 09.30-11 Open Morning for Reception Sept 2024

Friday 20 October 15.25 TERM ENDS


Monday 30 October AUTUMN 2 TERM STARTS

Wednesday 1 November 09.15 Whole School Mass

Friday 3 November Knowledge Organisers and Curriculum Letters sent home

Wednesday 8 November 09.30 Open Morning for Reception Sept 2024

Friday 10 November 10.45-11.15 Remembrance Liturgy

w/c Monday 13 November Other Faiths Week

Wednesday 15 November 09.00 Reception Stay and Play – reading

Friday 17 November 09.15 KS1 Mass

Tuesday 21 November 14.00 Open Afternoon for Reception Sept 2024

Friday 24 November Anti-Bullying and Odd Socks Day

Tuesday 28 November 15.30-17.00 Parents’ Evening

Thursday 30 November 17.00-19.00 Parents’ Evening

Friday 1 December 09.15 KS2 Mass

Wednesday 6 December 08.40 Reception Stay and Play – Christmas Decorations

Wednesday 6 December 09.30-11 Open Morning for Reception Sept 2024

Friday 8 December 09.15 Whole School Mass

w/c Monday 11 December Bambinelli Week

Wednesday 13 December Christmas Jumper Day

Wednesday 13 December 11.00 Nursery Christmas Performance

Wednesday 13 December 12.15 Christmas Lunch

Wednesday 13 December 14.00 Reception and KS1 Nativity to school and parents with pre-school age children

Thursday 14 December 14.00 Reception and KS1 Nativity to parents

Friday 15 December 09.15 Whole School Mass

Tuesday 19 December 18.00 KS2 Carol Service (in church) all KS2 children must attend

Wednesday 20 December 13.00 TERM ENDS



School News Feed
  • 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
  • Newsletter
    8 September 2023
    We have had a wonderful first week back! Check out this week's newsletter for photos.
  • Important
    4 September 2023
    RAAC and looking forward to seeing everyone
    Dear parents and carers, I just wanted to reassure everyone that the school has been surveyed and we are very pleased to report that no RAAC has been found! We are greatly looking forward to welcoming everyone back tomorrow! Kind regards, Sarah
  • Payment
    13 July 2023
    Increased charges for Nursery and for Breakfast and After School Club
    Dear parents and carers, As mentioned earlier in the term, due to increases in the price of food stuffs and energy bills, we will be raising our prices for Nursery and for Breakfast and After School Club from September. We have compared our revised charges with those of other schools locally and can assure you that the new prices are still often lower than those of others or they are the same. From September, the charges will be as follows: Nursery - charges will be brought in line with Early Years Funding. £5.33/hr for 3 and 4 year olds £6.51/hr for 2 year olds For Breakfast and After School Club, the hourly rate will now be £5.20. Breakfast Club will therefore be a charge of £3.50 per session After School Club charges will be a charge of - £5.20 - 1 hr - £7.80 - 1.5 hrs - £13.00 - 2.5 hrs Kind regards, Sarah
  • Newsletter
    13 July 2023
    Dear parents and carers, Please find attached the final newsletter of the year! Do come along to Leavers' Mass and Leavers' Assembly on Thursday next week. Please remember that term ends at 1pm sharp! God bless, Sarah
  • General
    10 July 2023
    Staffing Changes
    Dear parents and carers, Tomorrow is Transition Day: the day when the children get the chance to meet their new teacher and visit their new classroom. This seemed therefore like the perfect moment to let you know of some staffing changes that will be taking place. We are very sad to be saying goodbye to Mrs Trevithick, Mrs Cosgrove, Mrs Wilkes and Ms Brown; they have all been key figures in the life of the school and will be very sorely missed. We also will be wishing Mrs King all the best as she will embark on maternity leave from the end of term. We are welcoming to the school Miss Lee as Assistant Head of Teaching and Learning and Miss Corrigan who is a very experienced teacher. Mrs Lunnon-White, who is already working with us for.a few hours a day, will be taking on the role of a part-time class teaching assistant. Next year's classes will therefore look like this: Nursery - Mrs Orife and Ms Verhun Reception - Mrs McAdden and Ms Bradshaw Year 1 - Miss Cummins, Mrs Lunnon-White and Ms Szram Year 2 - Ms Talbot, Ms Andrews and Miss France Year 3 - Miss Fanning and Miss Bell Year 4 - Miss Lee and Mr King Year 5 - Mrs Liarakou, Mr Gaylor and Mrs Field Year 6 - Miss Corrigan and Ms Weeks HLTA - Mrs Glasford and Mr King Kind regards, Sarah
  • Important
    6 July 2023
    Strike Closures tomorrow
    Dear parents and carers, Both the Nursery class and the Year 2 class will be closed tomorrow due to teacher strikes. If your child was invited into school during previous strikes, they are, however, welcome to attend. Many thanks, Sarah
  • Medical
    5 July 2023
    Medicines in school
    Dear parents and carers, Having reviewed our processes regarding the administration of medicines, please note that the following processes will be in place from tomorrow: - All medicines must be handed in to the office. No medicines to be handed in to teachers or TAs (with the sole exception of children in Breakfast Club). - Where medicine is handed in to Breakfast Club, the BC staff must hand it over to the office at the end of BC. - The office alone will store medicines. - The office alone will administer medicine. This will be witnessed by a second member of staff and label checked etc. - At 3pm daily, the office will take the medicines out of the fridge for collection by parents. - Parents will collect medicines from the office. - Where a child is going to After School Care, the office will oversee the medicine being put in the child's bag. ASC staff will ensure that the bag is stored in the ASC cupboard until the child is collected by a parent. At all times, medicines must be stored in a bag together with the parental form which must be signed, dated and detail administration. Kind regards, Sarah
  • Important
    5 July 2023
    Sincerest apologies
    Dear parents and carers, I want to apologise sincerely for the inconvenience caused by my failure to confirm arrangements at 8am for this morning. I can only apologise; I am afraid that due to staff illness we had no one to do Breakfast Club so I was busy serving brioche in the Hall. I can confirm that all classes are in today. Kind regards, Sarah
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