Kennet Valley Primary School

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From Ms Deirdre Devine

Welcome to our website! I hope you can find here all the information you are looking for.  You are, of course, welcome to visit the school and see us in action. I am confident you will find a happy and productive atmosphere! 


Kennet Valley is situated in Ford’s Farm, on the western outskirts of Reading, working within West Berkshire Local Authority. We are a one-form entry primary school for children ages 4 – 11.

The school grounds are extensive comprising 7 classrooms, a school hall/canteen, a music room, a children’s kitchen, a playground, 2 playing fields, a vegetable garden, a pond and a copse where children can experience ‘Forest School’ activities. Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage have their own purpose made area towards the front of the school.

The school is organised into four houses. All children and staff, except the Headteacher and Deputy Head are included, as are the governors. Children can earn ‘housepoints’ for good effort, high standards and exemplary behaviour. The housepoints are announced weekly in our ‘celebration assemblies’.

We are immensely proud of the children at Kennet Valley Primary School. They are happy at school and enjoy their learning.  Pupils know, talk about and act out the school's values and use their time wisely in lessons. Pupils behave well at all times of the day and in different parts of the school.  They like and take seriously their responsibilities in roles such as House Captain, Sports Leaders, Peer Mentors, Librarians and School Council Representatives.

We firmly believe that no child, whatever their individual circumstances or level of ability, should be disadvantaged. Each should have every opportunity to achieve their full potential, as well as to enjoy experiences that will spark ambitions and interests that will stay with them their whole lives. I will ensure that my staff have the tools they need to ensure that the children learn effectively. Learning should be a joyful process within a creative and dynamic curriculum.

There is an old saying that ‘schooldays are the best days of our lives.’ I aim to make this true for all the children at Kennet Valley Primary School