Virtual School Games
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We are very excited to announce that we will be taking part in the Virtual School Games from this week going forwards. Each Monday, three challenges will be published on the website and Facebook pages. The children then have until Friday to explore the challenges and have a go, trying to achieve their best score. By Friday, all pupils that have taken part need to email their results in so they can be collated and sent off to the West Berkshire Schools Network. Our scores will then be compared with other schools in the local area that are taking part and the winner will be revealed. 


Please see our Virtual School Games page for more details.

Home Schooling

Don’t forget the new English and Maths challenges will be on the website every Thursday. During these unprecedented times we are trying to focus on the children practising skills they have already been taught. We know parents are worried about their children falling behind in their learning and there will be things the children won’t have been taught but please be reassured that teachers will be prepared to fill in those gaps when normal school resumes.


This is a great opportunity for children to become more fluent in the key aspects of the curriculum and going over previous learning is very beneficial. We know that what pupils store in long term memory can help them learn more, so consolidation is not ‘lack of progress’ or time wasted.


We also understand that trying to balance working from home and supporting children’s learning is hard, particularly when you have children in different year groups. Please choose the challenges that are best for you and your family. Don’t forget to take a look at the Keeping Healthy projects and some of the other activity ideas on the website too. A school day consists of more than Maths and English. Most importantly, focus on keeping your child safe and happy 😊 If you have any questions about the home learning don’t forget you can email the teachers using the year group email addresses.

Coronavirus Community Support Hub

As the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak continues, communities across West Berkshire have united together to support their families, friends and neighbours in need. The Community Support Hub is about helping people continue to be good neighbours so that community and voluntary groups can try to make sure that those who are vulnerable get what they need. This would include mental health support and practical help such as offering to pick up shopping or medication, being at the end of the phone for a chat for those who are feeling lonely, walking the dog, and signposting to various groups for advice and guidance.​

If you would like more information on the Community Support Hub, please use the following contact details:


Parsons Down Partnership

Graded GOOD by Ofsted

Effectiveness of leadership and management      

Quality of teaching, learning and assessment       

Personal development, behaviour and welfare     Outcomes for pupils                

Early years provision                                






Parsons Down Infant School

Paynesdown Road, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 3TE


Tel: 01635 862475


Parsons Down Junior School

Herons Way, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 3SR


Tel: 01635 866700