Wokingham Borough Council to build new primary schools


Wokingham Borough Council are to start building three new primary schools during the next few weeks.

The planning applications submitted by Wokingham Borough Council are for single-form entry schools to meet pupil demand in Charvil, Winnersh and Wokingham. Each will cater for 30 new children per year.

The Secretary of State for Education has also confirmed that The Piggott School will run the site at East Park Farm in Charvil.

A meeting for prospective parents is being held at the school on April 17, at 7.30pm, to outline admissions arrangements and details about staffing.

A number of education providers have expressed their interest to be considered as potential sponsors to run the Winnersh and Wokingham schools as academies.

The council is now considering these and hopes in the next two weeks to submit the name(s) of its preferred education provider(s), to run the two new schools, to the Secretary of State for Education who will make the final decision.

The new single storey school buildings will accommodate a reception class, a food science room, six new classrooms, a library and ITC area, and a hall.

The facilities have also been designed for community use.

The schools will take 30 children each September, over a period of six years, until they reach their full capacity of 210 pupils.

March 30, 2013 |

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