Welcome

We are a large Infant school situated within a diverse community in the south of Reading. The school is set in extensive and attractive grounds, giving the children plenty of space to learn and play. Each year group benefits from its own dedicated outdoor teaching and learning area.

We have approximately 320 pupils on roll across 10 classes, including a Nursery class. Pupils in the Nursery attend for 15 hours each week for either a morning or an afternoon session.

Pupils at Geoffrey Field Infant School are friendly, polite and motivated to learn. Our staff are committed to the development of each individual pupil. Pupils receive a broad and balanced curriculum with a strong focus upon reading, writing, maths and spoken language. Pupils are taught to become successful learners with these attributes underpinning teaching and learning. Enrichment activities are used as a stimulus within many subjects including visits to Ufton Court, Rushall Farm and Reading Museum plus visits from musicians, artists and actors.

The teaching of reading is at the heart of our curriculum with all pupils making excellent progress in this subject. It is taught and assessed on an individual basis from the beginning of the Reception year. Reading is important both for its own sake in terms of enjoyment and developing imagination but also in terms of accessing all subjects. Pupils and parents are supported with the teaching of reading through carefully designed target cards which are given to pupils at each stage of their reading development. The targets to be practised and achieved are written onto each target card and once all targets are achieved the pupil will progress onto the next stage.

The school places great importance on positive partnerships with parents. Parents are invited into the school for termly parent meets and curriculum workshops. Parents are kept informed through our website, text messaging service and newsletters. Teachers are available on the classroom doors each morning and the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher can be found in the playground at the end of each school day.

We remain committed to the delivery of high quality teaching, learning and assessment so that each pupil achieves as well as s/he can. Our aim is to create confident and independent learners who actively participate, contribute and develop the skills required for lifelong learning.

Enjoy exploring our website to find out more about the school.

Miss Z Dean

Headteacher