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Work is well underway on new secondary school

Work is well underway on new secondary school

30 November 2015

Work is now well underway on the new £32.5million secondary school at Arborfield Garrison.


During  the past month initial ground works have been taking place including installing a new drainage system along with the foundations for the new building. The next phase of the construction will see the steel frame of the school  start to take shape.


A time-lapse video of construction is available on Wokingham Borough Council’s Facebook page where people can see the work so far first hand.


The new school will be run by Bohunt Education Trust and will initially cater for 180 Year 7 pupils. It will open in well-established legacy buildings on the garrison site before moving into its new buildings in 2017. 


The borough council has worked closely with the community on all aspects of the school, and parents have been instrumental in improving and enhancing the design of the school beyond the ‘basic’ Department for Education requirements.


Cllr Charlotte Haitham Taylor, executive member for children’s services, said:  “I know how much time and effort has been put into this project and it's fantastic work is progressing well. It is great to see activity on site as it’s a huge step in making our plans become reality.


“Once the school is completed, children and staff at the new secondary school will have inspirational learning and teaching spaces with high quality facilities. It’s an exciting time.”