Oxford Road Community School

 Dear Parents,

As you know, the government is anticipating that from the week commencing 1st June more children can begin to return to schools. The first phase of their plan involves only Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 pupils returning, alongside priority groups (vulnerable children and children of critical workers).

Phase 2 of the government plan is for additional year groups (Y2, Y3, Y4 & Y5) to return before the summer holidays. The government have stated that this return would only happen if the most up-to-date assessment of the risk posed by the virus indicates it is appropriate to have larger numbers of children within schools (the removal of social distancing restrictions).

The Senior Leadership team and Governors have devised a return plan for those children included in Phase 1, which we can now share with parents.

Please click here to read the plan and to find out what you need to do next.

We have also created a frequently asked questions page for you to read here

Take care



The Government have now agreed the national approach that will be taken to provide support to families eligible for Free School Meals through providing supermarket and shop vouchers. 

Please click here to see a letter from the school explaining how to redeem them

Please click here for a booklet published from the government





New Beginnings is situated in the old Queens Arms pub in Great Knollys Street. They are currently operating a community fridge.


Our Community Fridge and Free Cafe is opening everyday because of Covid 19 pandemic.

It offers a selection of free fresh and non-perishable food.

This is a drop in service with no referral needed to attend.

We also offer pre-owned clothing toiletries for anyone in the Reading area who is in need families are welcome at this service.


New Beginnings Reading Community Fridge and Free Cafe is open every Monday and Tuesday 6pm to 7pm, and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 12.00pm and 1.30pm.

Social distancing will be practised.






       Click here for a link to the website