Family and education news archive
- Council wants your feedback on their Healthy Child Programme
Wokingham Borough Council is reaching out to families and professional partners across the borough to help to ensure that its Healthy Child Programme continues to offer a quality service that meets...
24 February 2021
- Wokingham Borough Mayor launches My Family themed art competition
Wokingham Borough Mayor and Home-Start Wokingham District call all primary school aged children living in the borough, to take part in a one of a kind, “My Family” themed art competition.
23 February 2021
- Modules delivered for new school in Wokingham
Construction of a new school for Wokingham took a major step this week, with the first phase of modules lifted into place for the buildings. The Keys Academy Trust will run the 210-place school in...
16 February 2021
- 3G pitch completed as new school in Arborfield takes shape
Key sports facilities in Arborfield are ready to go with the all-weather sports pitch now complete as part of a new village school. Wokingham Borough Council is building the new school for the area,...
05 February 2021
- Council agrees to recommission Healthy Child Programme
Wokingham Borough Council has announced its intention to recommission the local Healthy Child Programme to ensure it continues to offer a quality service that meets the needs of Wokingham borough...
29 January 2021
- You spoke, we listened – a quicker and easier online blue badge process launched
We have launched an improved, quicker process for residents applying for a Blue Badge, after listening to your feedback.
18 January 2021
- Statement to schools following national lockdown announcement
Following the previous statement on the reopening of schools, we wish to further clarify the position of Wokingham Borough Council (WBC) in its support for schools and school leadership teams.
05 January 2021
- Wokingham schools prepare for return
Following a busy Christmas break for many headteachers and school staff, Wokingham Borough schools are now preparing to welcome pupils back for the start of the spring term in January.
31 December 2020
- Pupils bring festive cheer
Artistic pupils in Shinfield at have won a Christmas card competition to help spread Christmas cheer to members of the community in need of a message of support
21 December 2020
- Help shape our special educational needs and disability services
More young people in Wokingham Borough with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) need access to our services and we need you to shape how we support them. The council is drafting its...
18 December 2020
- Council committed to reducing single use plastics
Wokingham Borough Council has today reaffirmed its commitment to reducing the use of single use plastics across the borough after successfully overcoming an unprecedented set back due to Covid...
09 December 2020
- Looking after your mental health and wellbeing through physical exercise
Wokingham Borough Council is reaching out to its residents to raise awareness about the positive effect that being active can have on how we feel
07 December 2020
- Council vows not to let any residents go hungry or cold this winter
Wokingham Borough Council unanimously approves more than £205,000 in support for residents struggling to feed themselves and their families and to afford fuel to heat their homes. At a special...
07 December 2020
- Buildings in place for new Arborfield school
Buildings are now in place for the new primary school at Arborfield Green being built by Wokingham Borough Council. Modules have begun being lifted into place for the 420-place school which is due to...
02 December 2020
- Foundry College improvements complete
Improvements to Foundry College in Wokingham have been completed. More space has been created at the school in Budges Gardens thanks to the £1.7million project, with work completed to modify...
30 November 2020
- Award for Addington School expansion project
Wokingham Borough Council has won an Education Business Award for its work on the £4.4million expansion of Addington School in Woodley. It scooped the School Procurement Award at a virtual ceremony...
26 November 2020
- Council to help families in need during the holidays
Wokingham Borough Council is set to approve £100,000 to cover the cost of food vouchers for families with children who receive means-tested free school meals during the Christmas holidays and...
26 November 2020
- Primary school applications now open
Applications are now open for parents applying for their child to start primary school in September 2021. These can be completed through the council's website where parents can also find a full guide...
17 November 2020
- Gorrick Square bespoke bungalow becomes home
Three young men with specialist care requirements are set to move into a purpose built bungalow at Gorrick Square in Wokingham.
17 November 2020
- Famous authors igniting imagination online
More than 11,000 attendees, 410 classes and 40 schools across the Wokingham borough – that's the fantastic outcome of this year's Authors into Schools project, keeping imagination alive amidst a...
26 October 2020