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Katesgrove ‘mini police’ plan clean up on 27 September

The Katesgrove ‘mini police’, who are students from local primary schools under guidance from Thames Valley Police, will be litter picking on Thursday 27 September.

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Katesgrove School Buildings

Katesgrove Primary School

As my knowledge of the history of Katesgrove school grew, it became apparent that it was possibly unique; two Victorian Schools on one site built to quite different designs. This was of great interest for visitors interested in the history of education.

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Lessons at the Victorian schoolroom at Katesgrove School

1873 school on Katesgrove Lane

Good better best,
never let it rest,
’till your good is better
and your better best.

This was the Victorian rhyme learnt by heart by pupils visiting the Katesgrove schoolroom. It became our mantra when setting up the Victorian schoolroom. Artefacts and lessons used in the schoolroom had to be thoroughly researched and, as far as the budget allowed, historically accurate.

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Setting up the Victorian schoolroom at Katesgrove School

The Victorian Schoolroom at Reading Museum was originally housed at Katesgrove School and as it prepares to move again into a new home at the Abbey Gateway, the Whitley Pump looks back to when it was first established.

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Planning application 181259 : Katesgrove Primary School

Katesgrove Primary School
Dorothy Street

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Katesgrove Primary school headteacher very pleased with Ofsted report

The executive headteacher of Katesgrove Primary School, Mrs Lisa Telling, said she is pleased that Ofsted complimented the school’s “friendly, calm, nurturing atmosphere” in their latest report.

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Katesgrove Primary School is a good school, says OFSTED

Katesgrove Primary School is a good school, according to OFSTED’s latest report.

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Katesgrove Primary School Fayre “truly wonderful”

Katesgrove Primary School held its summer Fayre on 8 July, featuring burgers, cakes, henna, Indian food, a raffle and much more.

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Katesgrove Primary School Summer Fayre on 8 July

Katesgrove Primary School on Dorothy Street will be holding a summer fayre on 8 July from 12 noon until 3pm.

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2 March deadline for consultation on Whitley Street lorry loading bays

Top of Whitley Street

Two goods vehicle loading bays are among the changes to waiting restrictions on Katesgrove streets included in a Reading Borough Council consultation. The deadline for responses is 2 March 2017.

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Children’s entertainer comes to Katesgrove Primary School

Katesgrove winter fayre

Katesgrove Primary School will be holding its winter fayre on Saturday 10 December from 11am until 2pm. It will include a Santa and a children’s entertainer with a magic and puppet show.

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