Wokingham Borough announces school expansion plans


Almost £1 million in Section 106 funding could be used to create more places for local children at three Wokingham Borough schools.

The £946,728 would be split between two primaries and a secondary school, if the council’s decision-making executive approves the recommendation on July 26.

The Section 106 monies – sometimes known as developers’ contributions – would help finance the three school projects, with capital funding covering the balance.

Bearwood Primary School would receive additional classroom accommodation, subject to planning consent. Planning permission has been granted for additional temporary classrooms at Winnersh Primary.

Work is already well underway constructing the new science block at St Crispin’s School, and it’s hoped the new facilities will be ready for students by December. Some £5.5million in capital funding has been invested by the council into the school, for this work.

Some £255,714 is being earmarked for Bearwood Primary to go towards the overall £281,000 project cost. The scheme at Winnersh Primary would receive £171,313, with £519,702 being proposed for St Crispin’s School.

July 24, 2012 |

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