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A very warm welcome to the
Thomas Reade website. 
My name is John Serle and I am lucky to have one of the best jobs in the world; being the Headteacher of
Thomas Reade Primary School.

Thomas Reade is a medium size primary school and we are very proud of our reputation as a warm, welcoming family school.
We have high expectations of our children and set challenging targets for them. 
We encourage every child to reach their full potential and recognise that every child is special and has their own contribution to make.

The staff at Thomas Reade are dedicated, hardworking and experienced.  We provide a calm and caring atmosphere in school and we foster a hardworking ethos based on an enjoyment of learning. We expect a great deal from our children and they do not disappoint us.

We have a very positive partnership with our parents and community and we have a very supportive School Association, School Council and Governing Body. 

Our school can be summed up through its initials: 

T is for talented teachers

R is for right and responsibilities

P is for potential and hopefully perfect pupils

S is for sharing success 

The school operates a House system.  The Houses are Garnet, Sapphire, Citrine and Malachite.  The names were chosen by the School Council and children are allocated to a House on entry to the school.

The aim of the house system is to allow a cross-section of the school, from the Foundation Stage to Year 6, to work together and be rewarded as a team. 

The rewards will take the form of individual merits, which will be awarded for the following reasons:

  • High standard of work
  • Sustained effort
  • Consistent improvement
  • General helpfulness
  • Consistent good behaviour
  • Any other reason
Every child will have their own Record of Achievement with each individual merit counting as a house point. 
All staff can award the merits.  When the children gain 25 merits they will be rewarded by receiving the following:
  • A Headteacher's Merit Certificate which will be displayed on the new Success Board and which, after a short time, will be given to the child to keep.
  • A Success Story letter to go home so you can share in your child’s achievement.
  • A Headteacher’s merit sticker which can be displayed on books, lunchboxes, etc., or at home. 
There are many levels to achieve.  These are No. 1, No. 2 certificates, Bronze, Silver and Gold, Platinum and Diamond.  These are awarded as your child progresses through the school from Foundation Stage to Key Stage 1 to Lower Key Stage 2 and then Upper Key Stage 2.  Please take an interest in how many merits your child earns and give them your full support.

The names of children who have received their Headteacher's Merit Certificate are displayed on our Success Board in the School Hall.

In addition to this system, there will be an Attendance Certificate presented to the class with the best weekly attendance.  Children can also earn merit certificates for being good attenders and for getting to school on time. 

All certificates and awards are presented in our weekly Friday Achievement Assembly which ensures each and every week finishes in style.

You are very welcome to visit Thomas Reade to see our children in action. 

Please telephone or email the school to arrange a visit.


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The children will be advised of any changes


Gym KS2

Photography KS2

Tag RugbyKS2

Basketball KS2

Art Club KS2


Gym Yr 1/2

Recorder Club


Football Yr 4/5/6




Table Tennis


Gardening Club

  • Term dates 2013-2014

  • Any date change will be clearly indicated below

  • September 18th Wednesday Parental Clinic

  • This term: Yr4 & 5  Swimming: Starts September 20th Friday

  • October24th Thursday: End of term 3.00pm

  • November 4th Monday: Start of term

  • November 13th Wednesday: Individual Children's Photographs

  • November 20th Wednesday: Class 7 visit to Sulgrave Manor

  • November 20th Wednesday: Class 6 Victorian Day at Reading Museum

  • November 25th Monday: Start of Assessment Week

  • November 26th Tuesday: Music Concert 6.00pm

  • December 2nd Monday & 3rd Tuesday: Parent Consultation Evenings

  • December 20th Friday: End of Term 2 close 1.15pm

  • Governors Meetings: 25/9 (Full) 9/10 (FPP & C+P), 13/11 (Full), 27/11 (C+P & FPP), 15/01 (Full), 05/02 (FPP & C+P), 05/03 (Full), 30/04 (FPP & C+P), 14/05 (Full), 11/06 (FPP & C+P),02/07 (Full)



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