Wokingham School Places Review

Plans to create more school places in Wokingham are being discussed later.

The borough council's new primary school provision strategy is being considered by the decision-making executive on October 25. 

The strategy looks at how to create additional places through new school provision between 2013 and 2016 at a number of sites across the borough, as well as put into action a priority programme of works to deliver 150 new places for 2013/14. 

The four hotspot areas in the borough that need more school places are Shinfield/ Spencers Wood, Wokingham Town, Winnersh and Charvil.

The executive will be asked to endorse the overall strategy. 

No decision on the sites so far shortlisted through public consultation will be taken at this meeting. As consultation into these sites is still ongoing, the final sites are due to be considered a special meeting of the executive in December. 

Cllr Charlotte Haitham Taylor, executive member for children’s services, said: "Choosing where and how we create these additional places are major decisions with outcomes that will last years. This is why it is so crucial we get it right for the schools, the children, their parents and surrounding communities.

"Parents and the communities in the areas needing this additional provision have been at the heart of our major consultation, and will continue to be so as sites and finer details are discussed and considered during the coming months." 

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