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Increasing the size of 4 schools

School organisation - increasing the size of 4 schools

Notice is given in accordance with section 19(1) of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 that Wokingham Borough Council intends to make prescribed alterations to the following 4 schools.

Aldryngton Primary School

Aldryngton Primary School, Silverdale Rd, Earley, Reading RG6 7HR (Category: Community School) from 01 September 2017.

It is proposed to expand the school to provide accommodation for two full forms of entry.

A programme of works is planned to enable the school to accommodate a permanent increase in pupil numbers.  If approved, an additional 15 pupils would be admitted to the relevant age group (the reception class age group) from September 2017 onwards.

The current capacity of the school is 315 and the proposed capacity will be 420. The current number of pupils registered at the school is 316. The current admission number for the school is 45 and the proposed admission number will be 60. 

To find out more see the proposal for the expansion of Aldryngton Primary School (PDF document).

On 16 January 2017 we held a consultation evening where the proposed expansion plans were presented and the public could share their views. To find out more see:


The Beechwood Primary School

Ambleside Close, Woodley, RG5 4JJ. (Category: Community School) from 01 September 2017.

It is proposed to expand the school to provide accommodation for two full forms of entry.

A programme of works is planned to enable the school to accommodate a permanent increase in pupil numbers.  If approved, an additional 15 pupils would be admitted to the relevant age group (the Reception Class age group) from September 2017 onwards.

The current capacity of the school is 315 and the proposed capacity will be 420. The current number of pupils registered at the school is 319. The current admission number for the school is 45 and the proposed admission number will be 60. 

To find out more see the proposal for the expansion of The Beechwood Primary School (PDF document).

Loddon Primary School

Loddon Primary School Silverdale Road, Earley, RG6 7LR. (Category: Community School) from 01 September 2017. 

It is proposed to expand the school to provide accommodation for three full forms of entry.

A programme of works is planned to enable the school to accommodate a permanent increase in pupil numbers.  If approved, an additional 30 pupils would be admitted to the relevant age group (the Reception Class age group) from September 2017 onwards.

The current capacity of the school is 420 and the proposed capacity will be 630. The current number of pupils registered at the school is 465. The current admission number for the school is 60 and the proposed admission number will be 90. 

To find out more see the proposal for the expansion of Loddon Primary School (PDF document).

Highwood Primary School

Highwood Primary School, Fairwater Drive, Woodley, RG5 3JE. (Category: Community School) from 01 September 2017. 

It is proposed to expand the school to provide accommodation for two full forms of entry.

A programme of works is planned to enable the school to accommodate a permanent increase in pupil numbers.  If approved, an additional 30 pupils would be admitted to the relevant age group (the Reception Class age group) from September 2017 onwards.

The current capacity of the school is 210 and the proposed capacity will be 420. The current number of pupils registered at the school is 213. The current admission number for the school is 30 and the proposed admission number will be 60.

To find out more see the proposal for the expansion of Highwood Primary School (PDF document).

Comments and objections

Within four weeks from the date of publication of these proposals, any person may object to or make comments on the proposals by: 

Email:  admissions.review@wokingham.gov.uk

Post to: Strategy and Partnerships Team Children’s Services Wokingham Borough Council Shute End Wokingham RG41 1BN.

Last date for receipt of representations: 5 PM Monday 20 February 2017.

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