Wokingham Borough Council Consider Investment for Bulmershe School


Wokingham Borough Council is set to consider up to £6million investment into The Bulmershe School in Woodley.

Under proposals being considered by the council’s decision-making executive next week, the school sets out its commitment to further improving the education results of its students in its business plan. In the summer, The Bulmershe School saw the largest increase of all the borough’s schools, with the percentage of Year 11 students achieving five or more A* to C GCSE grades going up by 17%. Results including English and Maths also went up 5%.

To assist in accelerating further improvements in teaching and learning at the school and to bring about a step change in parental perceptions of the school, the executive will consider an investment of up to £6million, targeted at improving the school environment and quality of learning spaces. The school has seen little investment since it was constructed and, although the buildings are structurally sound, they are no longer fit for purpose as their layout hampers the way in which students are taught.

If approved by the executive on November 24, it is proposed to prioritise investment in classrooms and external faces of the buildings to create an attractive learning environment. This would include temporary classrooms being replaced with a new teaching block, the development of a post-16 learning centre, a remodelled library and information centre as well as a dining facility. A detailed project plan would be produced very early in 2012 to take forward the proposals, with a view to starting work on site as soon as is possible.

November 23, 2011 |

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