Family and education news archive
- Director of Children's Services appointed at Wokingham Borough Council
Wokingham Borough Council has appointed Carol Cammiss as director of children's services.
25 October 2018
- Next phase of improvements at California Country Park due to start this month
The next phase of improvement works at California Country Park in Finchampstead is due to start at the end of October following the appointment of PT Contracting Ltd.
17 October 2018
- Still time to book your place at Wokingham's first ever children's book festival
With the half term school holidays just around the corner, there is still time to book onto some of the fantastic events happening at the Wokingham Children's Book Festival this month.
11 October 2018
- HRH The Countess of Wessex takes tea with the Me2 Club
Me2 Club was delighted to host a Tea Party on 17 September that was attended by HRH The Countess of Wessex. The 100 guests at the party included Wokingham Borough Mayor Cllr John Kaiser.
24 September 2018
- Wokingham GCSE English and Maths above the national average
Wokingham borough pupils have plenty to celebrate after this year's GCSE results were published today (23 August).
23 August 2018
- Wokingham Borough sixth formers celebrate A-level success
Sixth formers at Wokingham Borough schools have much to celebrate after today's A-level results were published on 16 August 16.
16 August 2018
- Wokingham Children's Book Festival
Wokingham's first ever Children's Book Festival on 20 and 21 October will be a fabulous chance for the children of Wokingham to meet 23 authors and illustrators who will bring stories to life through...
09 August 2018
- The art of demolition at Bulmershe Leisure Centre
Diggers, cement mixers and futuristic machinery were just some of the images created by Highwood Primary pupils to be displayed on the hoardings around the new Bulmershe Leisure Centre site, in an...
27 July 2018
- Carers Week 2018 in Wokingham Borough
Wokingham Borough Council is teaming up with Wokingham Outreach Service, Barkham Day Hospital Memory Clinic, Involve, The Wade Day Centre, and the Bradbury Centre to organise a programme of events...
06 June 2018
- New primary school on track to open in Shinfield this September
Construction is going well on the new Silver Meadows Primary School
24 May 2018
- Popular annual fun weekend back again at Dinton Pastures
Visitors will be able to try their hand at the array of activities on offer at Dinton Pastures Country Park during its annual Family Fun Weekend next month (2 and 3 June)
10 May 2018
- Council tax exemption for Wokingham Borough foster carers
Wokingham Borough Council is implementing a scheme meaning foster carers will no longer have to pay council tax as part of a range of benefits and incentives.
08 May 2018
- Give a child a bright future
By going the distance in the Dinton Pastures 5/10km race on 25 March, staff from Wokingham Borough Council, and existing foster carers want to encourage more people to give a loving home to a child...
14 March 2018
- Wokingham sixth formers celebrate A-level success
Sixth formers at Wokingham Borough schools have achieved a 99.1 per cent overall pass rate (A* to E). This is higher than last year's (98 per cent) and exceeds the national 2017 figure of 97.9 per...
26 January 2018
- Increased childcare funding for working parents
Working parents, meeting the earnings threshold, are now entitled to 30 hours a week funded childcare for 38 weeks.
21 December 2017
- Kick-off for new 3G pitch in Emmbrook
Plans are moving forward for a new 3G football pitch at The Emmbrook School, for both students and the public.
05 December 2017
- Winning bid is signed and sealed
Wokingham Borough Council has secured government funding to step up a ground-breaking new approach to children's social work.
04 October 2017
- New school building is a class act
The first secondary school to be built in the Wokingham Borough for more than 50 years has opened its doors for the first time
21 September 2017
- Wokingham GCSE English and maths above national average
77.5% of pupils at Wokingham Borough schools have secured a grade 4 or above (roughly a C and above under the old measure) in English and Maths - significantly higher than the national average of...
24 August 2017
- Positive Report Following Joint Targeted Area Inspection
A multi-agency inspection into how Wokingham Borough Council and its partners respond to child abuse and neglect has found well established partnerships that are focussed on improvements.
19 July 2017