English Martyrs' Catholic Primary School

Dee Road, Reading, Berkshire RG30 4BE
Tel: 0118 937 5466
Email: admin@englishmartyrs.reading.sch.uk


Welcome to our website.

Whether you’re a current pupil or parent, a past member of our school community, or even an OFSTED inspector, we hope that you enjoy reading through the pages of our site and find them informative.

Being a large, vibrant and diverse Catholic school, things never stay still for long at English Martyrs. Therefore you should find plenty of information in the following pages, about the provision that we offer. You can only see so much in a website though, so we’re always happy for prospective parents or other interested persons, to make an appointment to come in for a visit.


We have reviewed the Admissions policy for our school for the 2020/2021 academic year.

There are NO CHANGES proposed to the over-subscription criteria.

The proposed policy now includes information regarding our new Nursery (to clarify that there is a separate admissions policy for the nursery and that attendance at the nursery does not guarantee a place in the Reception Class).

The information on the management of waiting lists for reception classes has also been updated to reflect the current procedures at Reading Borough Council.

The consultation is taking place between 3 December 2018 and 25 January 2019.


Latest News

Our staff and community members work hard to provide a rich and stimulating experience of school life for our children. The school is often frequented by outside visitors who come in to talk to the pupils about a wide variety of different subjects.

Our children also venture out of school for trips, sporting events and other exciting activities. Click here for a link to our latest newsletters, to find out what’s been happening recently.

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Why We Are Consulting

While there are no material changes to the policy, the School Admissions code of 2014 section 1.42 says all admission authorities must consult on their admission arrangements at least every 7 years.

It has been 7 years since English Martyrs School last consulted on its admissions arrangements and therefore we have to consult this year. We welcome your feedback on the proposed policy.

Giving Feedback

Please read the full document(s) below and give your feedback either by post to the address above or by email to admin@englishmartyrs.reading.sch.uk.


Please ensure your letter or email is clearly marked “ADMISSIONS CONSULTATION”.

Admission Arrangement

Supplementary Information Form

Latest English Martyrs Calendar Events

Half Term18Feb2019

8:00 am - 22 feb, 3:30 pm

Children return to school25Feb2019

8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Feast of St David - children who belong to Beavers/Brownies etc. can wear their group uniform01Mar2019

8:30 am - 3:10 pm

Mardi Gras Festival - Children can wear a colourful t-shirt for the day instead of their usual shirts and ties05Mar2019

8:30 am - 3:10 pm @ School

Ash Wednesday06Mar2019

8:30 am - 3:10 pm

Calendars page(s): English Martyrs Calendar >>

Click on links below 

Ofsted Letter to Parents

Ofsted Letter