It’s a green light on £5.5 million expansion plans at two Wokingham Borough primary schools as part of the council’s strategy to ensure there are enough school places for local families.
Planning permission has been granted to expand Colleton and Hawkedon Primary Schools to create an additional 305 spaces spread across all year groups at both.
Architects and traffic experts have been working with the schools as part of the planning process to draw up schemes to minimise impact on the surrounding communities at each site.
Parents and local residents also took part in the consultation process and the council will continue to liaise closely with them.
“We have one of the fastest growing young populations in England for four to five-year-olds sending the demand for our primary school places up year on year, and indicators show this will continue,” said Cllr Rob Stanton, Wokingham Borough Council’s executive member for education services”
“We are not just expanding these two schools,” he added. “We are also taking the opportunity to revitalise the rest of their facilities, so the children and staff will feel like they have new schools.”