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The Queen Anne Royal Free C E First School
Chaucer Close, SL4 3EH, UK Windsor
+44 (0)1753 830885


Our School

The Queen Anne Royal Free First School opened in September 1988 with accommodation for children between the ages of five and nine years. Following a building programme over the years, we now have two modular buildings to increase the school's number on roll to a maximum of 142. We are a popular school consistently over subscribed. 

The school is in an attractive setting on the edge of Windsor town close to Windsor Great Park. It has strong partnership ties with parents and has been granted a "Home and School Partnership" award from Berkshire as well as a "School Improvement Award" from the DfES, an "Investors in People" award, and the Bronze Healthy Schools Award. Our open door policy and relationships with parents was highly praised in our Ofsted inspection in 2004.

We offer a welcoming, supportive, challenging environment. It is our aim that new members should quickly feel part of our school "family" where staff, parents, students and governors are equally valued.


We hope the following information will be helpful but if you do have any queries please do not hesitate to ask your child's teacher or the School Secretary.

The School Day

The school opens at 8.40 a.m. Work is set out ready for the children and parents in Reception are welcome to stay with their child until 9 a.m. School ends at 3.15 p.m.


Our newsletters, the notice boards by the front entrance and this web site will keep you informed of current events.

School Lunches

School lunches are cooked and served on the premises. If your child is having a school lunch please pay in the hall between 8.45 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Monday mornings. Two weeks notice would be appreciated of any change in requirements.

Break Time

In order to encourage children to eat their lunch, snacks are not permitted during the mid-morning break. Water is always available to drink.


Children are encouraged to wear school uniform. All items of clothing should be named. P.E. clothing should be kept in a bag on the child's cloakroom peg. Lost property is kept in a box in the kitchen area.


Only medication prescribed by a doctor may be administered in school. A pink authorisation form is available from the office. Eye and ear drops must be administered by discretion of staff.


We discourage parents from taking children out of school to go on family holidays. Permission for any unavoidable absences is at the discretion of the governors and a holiday request form is available from the office.

Parental Help

We welcome parents' help in the classrooms. If you are interested and have some time to spare please talk to your child's teacher.

Family Assemblies

You are very welcome to join us for Family Assemblies which are led by the children. Dates and times are advertised in the newsletter, the notice board and on this web site.

The Queen Anne Parents' and Friends' Association

All parents of the school are automatically members of QAPAFA

Complaints Procedure

If you have cause to complain, click here

Reception Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4


There are four bases within the school. Year 3 and Year 4 children are taught in Crown Base, Year 2 children are accommodated in Castle base, which is a modular unit. Year 1  children are taught in Jubilee Base, also a modular unit, and Reception children in Coronet Base. Each Base teacher has the support of a part-time non-teaching assistant.

The main school Bases are open plan style, although teaching is with separate registration year groups. Teachers plan co-operatively and deliver the curriculum in close cooperation with colleagues. There is a small non-fiction library, a small home economics area as well as a Hall. There is a central area in school called the Concourse, which is used as another teaching area. The concourse houses the computer which relays wireless internet applications to all computers, interactive whiteboards and laptops in the classrooms. Every classroom is equipped with an interactive whiteboard.




Pale blue blouse
School sweatshirt or navy v-neck sweater
Grey skirt/pinafore
Trousers-only navy or grey
Grey/Navy/White socks/tights
Sensible dark shoes/trainers


Navy/white check dress
White socks
Sensible shoes/trainers
Sandals (not open toed/sling back)



Pale blue shirt or pale blue polo shirt
School sweatshirt or navy v-neck sweater
Grey/navy socks
Sensible dark shoes/trainers


Pale blue short sleeved shirt or pale blue polo shirt
Grey short/long trousers
Sensible shoes/trainers
Sandals (not open toed)

Physical Education

Navy or white shorts, T-shirt in white or navy blue
Drawstring bag
(plimsolls/trainers for outdoor work only)
Track suit-red/navy (outdoor year 3/4 only)


Old shirt/overall

School Ties and Badges


Children come to our school equipped with individual experiences of life, highly sophisticated mechanisms for learning and an inquisitive approach to the world around them. 

It is our responsibility to develop those natural mechanisms for learning and to encourage them to want to learn, so that each develops a range of skills with which they feel comfortable and which they can apply with confidence to changing and unfamiliar situations at any time in their lives.

We aim to provide a caring and simulating learning environment which encourages key skills: the ability to think, communicate, collaborate and make decisions, and which embraces not only the partnerships between home, school and local church, but which also seeks to make maximum use of the educational opportunities provided by the wider community.

As a Church of England Controlled School we put a high priority on Christian religious education and on providing time within the curriculum for children to enjoy and treasure spontaneous moments, to reflect on issues beyond the material, to recognise and respond to those aspects of human experience which leads to spiritual development.

We seek to develop in all pupils moral values based on the Christian faith whilst recognising and valuing the rich diversity of our multicultural society.

In these ways we prepare children for their continuing education and their role as future citizens of a rapidly evolving, highly technological society.


Our basic intention will be to help each child realise their full potential. Our aims are: 

to create a happy school environment where Christian quality of love is evident in many of the day to day activities
to encourage each child to develop a positive self image, to have knowledge of their personal strengths and limitations and to develop self-confidence
to help each child to become socially competent, able to work with others, sensitive to their needs, tolerant and appreciative of their ways of living
to encourage the ability to think through moral questions and make decisions about moral choice, developing habits of self-discipline and acceptable behaviour
to awaken awareness of our society and culture through projects in historical, geographical and religious studies
to encourage the enjoyment of reading
to develop communication skills in a variety of ways using movement, music, language, mathematics and graphics accurately and appropriately for different situations, purposes, people and topics
to foster enjoyment and develop a knowledge and understanding in basic mathematical operations
to encourage scientific curiosity and organise observational studies particularly through the local environment
to appreciate the role of technology in society and, where relevant, use technological apparatus with confidence
to develop learning skills, including the ability to reason, analyse, generate ideas and carry them through, solve problems, set goals and work towards them, evaluate and interpret evidence 
to provide enjoyment of physical activities, drama, movement and mime and to teach basic recreational games
to encourage the appreciation of the arts and recognise beauty around them
to establish an environment within which teaching and non-teaching staff, governors, advisory colleagues, parents and friends, can work with and for each other, for the successful achievement of these aims



The schemes of work which we plan for the children in our school embrace the requirements of the National Curriculum and the Curriculum Statement of The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. They emphasise a broad Early Years Curriculum which aims to put spiritual, moral, cultural and social education at the heart of the teaching and learning process, alongside academic and physical development.

Our teaching is planned over a four year period to ensure that, while children are with us, they master the knowledge and skills which we believe are fundamental to life and employment in the twenty-first century. Teachers produce a termly scheme of work for each subject but the work is often presented to the children through a theme or topic which is designed to capture children's imagination and to promote positive attitudes to the education process by providing a context and purpose for their learning.

Children's progress is assessed on a continuous basis as part of their regular learning activities as well as through statutory processes. This progress is formally reported to parents during the autumn and summer terms with a written report at the end of each school year.

Children are taught mainly in their age groups but sometimes across a key stage where this meets educational or social objectives.

In the first two years children spend a high proportion of their day engaged in English, Mathematics and Science activities because of the importance of these subjects to the acquisition of basic skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, number and information technology. In years three and four children develop and consolidate these basic skills whilst at the same time acquiring the knowledge, skills and understanding defined in the individual National Curriculum subject orders.

The average hours per year devoted to each subject are as follows:

English 180-270 180-270
Mathematics 135-180 150-210
Science 53 68
ICT 30 34
Design Technology 30 34
History 30 34
Geography 30 34
Art and design 30 34
Music 30 34
Physical Education 45 51
Religious Education 36 45

Time is also set aside for developing children's spiritual, social and moral awareness.

The cross-curricular approach to the curriculum has been so successful in Reception and Year One over the last few years that we are extending this approach to teaching and learning to all year groups. All subject areas of the National Curriculum will still be covered, but there will be much more flexibility to timetabling, and to how we teach children. This will lead to longer periods of time on one subject, such a whole week on History, which will also incorporate Literacy, Drama, Science experimentation etc. We hope the year group details will give you a flavour of the cross-curricular approach to teaching AND learning and how this will aid enjoyment in learning for children. Each morning, guided reading and reading activities will continue to take place between 9am and 9.30am for most year groups, and on the whole Numeracy will still be taught for an hour each day as a separate subject.

 Foundation Stage

 Please note that as Rising Fives, the reception class will cover as much of this work as possible within the limitations of time and ability of the children. The main emphasis for reception children will be on settling into school and working on basic Literacy, Reading and Numeracy skills.

 Theme for Term 1: Ourselves

 Communication, Language and Literacy

We will try to instil a love of reading through introducing a variety of books. We will introduce a range of reading strategies including phonics and “look and say”. Children will be introduced to the Story Sacks and will be encouraged to take them home at weekends to share with families. They will be offered lots of opportunities for writing and the focus will be on the correct way to hold a pencil and on correct letter formation. Speaking and listening skills will be developed through a variety of play situations, action rhymes, description of themselves and family members.

 Mathematical development

We will introduce basic number skills linked closely to Ourselves i.e. counting in fives (fingers on hand), number of items in the hospital and shop etc. There will be opportunities for size comparison, addition and subtraction and weighing and measuring, all in fun situations and through a play approach.



Knowledge and Understanding of the World

Work in Science, History, Geography and RE will be related to the topic through: where we live, our families and homes, celebrating weddings and birthdays, similarities and

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