New Christ Church School prepares for its 150th anniversary

New Christ Church School 150 yearsPreparations are underway for the celebration in of 150 years of Christ Church School on Milman Road on 14 July 2018.

The school, which opened on 14 July 1868, is appealing to former pupils and others who may have memorabilia, photographs or stories about the school that they would be willing to contribute as part of the commemorations.


The logo for the anniversary is pictured above.

On the day it opened the school had a separate boys’ and girls’ school with 32 and 36 pupils respectively. More pupils joined over the first weeks so that by the end of July, the school had 68 boys and 79 girls in the classes.

Now known as New Christ Church CE Primary School, it has over 200 pupils.

Please contact the Head, Cathy Doberska, if you have anything related to the school that you would like to share.

You can contact the school by email at, or by phone on 0118 937 5437, or by post:

New Christ Church CE Primary School
Milman Road

Links and References

  1. New Christ Church Primary School
  2. Derek Crisp. The History of Christ Church CE Primary School, Reading 1868-2000