Geoffrey Field Infant School

Geoffrey Field Infant School

Attendance and Punctuality

Reminder - Learning is completed from 8.45am each day.

All absences must be reported to the school, the Attendance Team and class based staff will follow up on all absences to ensure attendance remains consistent.

Any requests for Leave of Absence must be completed in advance and may only be authorised in exceptional circumstances.

Nursery 2024-25 and Reception 2024-25

If you have not yet confirmed your acceptance of your place or returned your registration form to start with us in September, please get in touch as soon as possible.

Please contact the school office on 0118 937 5473

or email


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Welcome to Geoffrey Field Infant School

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our school. We are a large infant school situated within a diverse community in the south of Reading with infant and nursery classes.

I feel incredibly proud to be the Headteacher of such a successful school within such a welcoming and supportive community. Our core purpose is to promote learning and to treat each other with respect. The pupils, staff, parents and Governors actively contribute to this on a daily basis.


Our children bring many different strengths and characteristics to the school community which we welcome and celebrate. We continue to feel proud of the children’s positive attitudes and enthusiasm for learning which is evident in everything they do.


Our excellent teachers and highly skilled support staff ensure that the curriculum offers a wide range of learning experiences based upon the needs of the children. Your child’s time in our school will equip them with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to thrive now and during the next phase of their education.


We understand the importance of choosing the right school for your child. Please come and visit our school or watch our video so that you can see our vibrant school environment.




Miss Z Dean




If you would like a paper copy of any of the information on this website, please contact the school office. Any paper copies provided are free of charge.  

Upcoming Events   

Summer 2 Key Dates:    

Fri 5th Jul 2024 – INSET Day

(school closed to pupils)


Tue 9th Jul 2024 – Moving Up Day  


Wed 10th Jul 2024 – Nursery 2024-25 Parents Welcome Meet (3.45pm) 


Thu 11th Jul 2024 – Reception 2024-25 Parents Welcome Meet (9.15am or 2.30pm) 


Mon 15th Jul 2024 - Thu 18th Jul 2024 – Parent Meetings (all year groups)


Wed 24th Jul 2024 – Final school day of the current academic year 


 2023 to 2024 Term Dates:


Term 1

Tues 5th Sep 2023 - Fri 20th Oct 2023

Term 2

Mon 30th Oct 2023 - Wed 20th Dec 2023

Term 3

Mon 8th Jan 2024 - Wed 7th Feb 2024

Term 4

Mon 19th Feb 2024 - Thurs 28th Mar 2024

Term 5

Mon 15th Apr 2024 - Fri 24th May 2024

Term 6

Mon 3rd June 2024 - Wed 24th July 2024 


2023 to 2024 Inset Days: 


Fri 1st Sept 2023

Mon 4th Sept 2023

Thurs 8th Feb 2024

Fri 9th Feb 2024

Fri 5th July 2024



Successful Learning

  • Concentrate

    Manage distractions

    Get lost in the task

    Do one thing at a time

    Break things down

    Plan and think it through

    Draw diagrams, jot down thoughts or things that help you think

  • Don't give up

    Work hard

    Practise lots

    Keep going

    Try new strategies

    Ask for help

    Start again

    Take a brain break

  • Be cooperative

    Listen to others

    Say when you don't understand

    Be kind when you disagree

    Explain things to help others

    Be tolerant

  • Be curious

    Ask questions

    Notice things

    Look for patterns and connections

    Think of possible reasons


    Ask "What if..."

  • Have a go

    Have a growth mindset

    Don't worry if it goes wrong

    Learn from mistakes

    Be excited to try new things

  • Use your imagination

    Be creative

    Let your imagination go

    Think up new ideas and questions

  • Keep improving

    Keep reviewing your work

    Identify your best bits

    Improve one thing first

    Try to be better than last time

    Don't compare yourself to others, only yourself

    Take small steps

  • Enjoy learning

    Feel proud of all your achievements

    Feel your neurons connecting!

    Imagine your intelligence growing by the minute!

    Use what you learn in real life

    Know you can do it if you have input and practise