THE new Heights Primary School in Caversham opened for the first time on Friday.
It is using the site of the former Caversham Nursery on Gosbrook Road for two years before moving to a permanent site.
The free school has 62 children, 50 in reception and 12 in year one, and 12 staff including headteacher Karen Edwards, three qualified teachers, four teaching assistants and four administrative staff.
It will be run by The Heights Primary School Academy Trust, which was set up by parents to meet the shortage of primary school places in Caversham.
Ruth Rosewell, a founder of the school, said: “It’s simply amazing how quickly the school has come together in what is effectively an area where a new school has been desired by local residents for over 20 years.”