Past and Present

The present school was built in 1965 to serve the Ecclesiastical Parish of Sonning – the villages of Charvil, Sonning and Sonning Eye. Originally providing three classrooms, a hall and offices, several extensions have been added such as a larger hall, additional classrooms, an ICT suite and extension to small group teaching room to accommodate the growth of our school. The most recent improvements have just been completed in 2017.

The school uses various aspects of the local community to support curriculum work. Classes visit St. Andrew’s Church, carry out village walks and have used Ali’s Pond in King George’s Field for environmental work.  The annual Sonning Village Show is held in the school grounds and is very well attended allowing us the opportunity to welcome members of our local community to our school and to share some of our achievements. As a church school we value the special relationship we have with our parish church of St Andrew’s. Special school services take place there and members of the clergy team visit school to lead some acts of collective worship.

We are very proud to be part of a lovely village and enjoy contributing to a number of community events such as hosting the annual village Show, rounders tournament, the bi-annual scarecrow trail, and services and activities at St. Andrew’s Church. There are also links with our twinned primary school in Ligugè, France with pupil exchange visits taking place.

Students from the Reading Bluecoat School, an independent secondary school in the village also work alongside some of our children as Sports Leaders, supporting work in classes or helping to run a club. Our school is part of the Reading University Schools partnership and we welcome trainee teachers across the year for their school placements as part of their teacher training courses. 

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