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Caversham Primary School is a co-educational Local Authority primary school which caters for children from four to eleven years of age.
Caversham Primary School is a co-educational Local Authority primary school which caters for children from four to eleven years of age. The Local Authority is Reading Unitary Authority and the Director of Education and Children's Services is Anna Wright.
Caversham School is a large, attractive primary school with an average number on roll of 450 children. The school first opened in 1938. The building has been modernised over the years to provide a full range of facilities. These include a dining room, and a main hall which is well equipped for Physical Education and is also used for assemblies. There is a well-stocked library, a computer suite, a pottery room, a home economics room and a music conservatory.
The school is well resourced to deliver the National Curriculum. All children have access to a wide range of science and technology equipment, every classroom has an inter-active whiteboard. Adjoining the school is a playing field which can accommodate athletics, rounders or two football pitches. There is a large playground which for netball, short tennis and other games.
The Governors, Headteacher, teaching and support staff work together to achieve the aims of the school, which are based on the entitlement of every child to a broad and balanced curriculum. The curriculum offered will promote the highest standards of achievement by all pupils.
The children are mainly taught by their class teacher who takes overall responsibility
for promoting the child’s progress and welfare. As a government requirement, each week the class is taught for one session by a regular cover teacher to enable year group teachers to Plan, Prepare and Assess (PPA). There will be other occasions, however, when they will be taught by other teachers who may have specific expertise appropriate to the child’s needs (e.g. music, maths, pottery, special needs) or to cover some teachers’ management time.