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General Information

Garland Junior School

Garland School is the continuation of Mrs Bland’s Parochial School, opened in 1873 on the site of the present Bland’s Court in Reading Road.  The school moved to Mrs Bland’s School's present location in 1962.  In June 1966 the junior section of Mrs Bland’s School left the Infants and moved to our Clayhill Road site.

The two schools aim to function as a primary school sharing the same philosophies of education.  We have close curricular and pastoral links with Mrs Bland’s Infant School and The Willink.  The Headteachers work very closely together with the staff to ensure the continuation of education from 4-18 years.

The main school has a central hall with four corridors leading from it. Each corridor contains two classrooms and its own cloakroom facilities. Classrooms are large and equipped with an Interactive Whiteboard, access to the internet and a range of stimulating resources.  There is a dedicated ELSA room,  a library area and two smaller classrooms which are used by groups of children working with Teaching Assistants and volunteer helpers.

DfE Performance Data


If you would like a paper copy of any of the information on this website, please ask at the school office. 

Financial information

Below is a link to the schools financial benchmarking page which allows you to view our financial data and compare it to other schools.


Admissions Arrangements

Our admissions are determined according to West Berkshire criteria.

Details can be found at www.westberks.gov.uk/primary admissions  where you can apply for a school place.

The School Day

The school day starts at 8.50 a.m. and finishes at 3.15 p.m.  Lunchtime is from 12.25 to 1.15 p.m.

School Meals

Our school meals are provided by Dolce.

Meals cost £2.30 per day, which must be paid in advance, and menus are available in school or online where you will need to register to pay Dolce directly. An email invitation will have been sent to you to register, if you are experiencing any difficulties please contact us. There is a link to the Spring menu at the bottom of the page.

School Uniform

Uniform can be ordered online at  http://www.oliversigns.co.uk/

Children should be wearing the correct uniform to school.  This consists of:


Winter – Navy or grey skirt, pinafore or tailored trousers.   Blue polo shirt, royal blue cardigan, jumper or  sweatshirt with logo.  Navy, grey or black tights or white socks. Plain black, flat shoes.

Summer - Blue gingham dress may be worn.  White socks.  White kamezz trousers as appropriate for religious reasons.

Boys: Grey or black formal trousers or shorts, blue polo shirt, royal blue jumper or sweatshirt with logo. Grey or black socks, plain black shoes. 

P.E. Kit

Black or navy blue shorts, yellow school T-shirt or plain white T-shirt, plimsolls or trainers for outdoor P.E.  Black jogging bottoms & sweatshirt for winter PE.  P.E. Bag with drawstring.

(Hair should be tied back for PE and earrings should be taped or removed).


We request that parents do not to send their children to school wearing:

Make up, nail varnish or excessive amounts of hair gel

Jewellery – apart from stud earrings, one in each ear.

Extreme haircuts.


The school is unable to take responsibility for the wearing of watches.  Please ensure your child does not bring in any valuable or precious items to school. 

Mobile phones ideally should not be brought to school. However, if you  do require your child to have a phone for safety purposes they need to be left in the office and collected at the end of the day. Tablets and other valuables must not be brought in.

When sending in money please place in a sealed marked envelope.  No responsibility can be taken for money left in the corridors.

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