Family and education news archive
- New block for Addington School taking shape
Classrooms which will create a new single storey block at Addington School are beginning to take shape. Modular construction specialists Reds10 are putting the finishing touches to the rooms before...
18 February 2020
- Half term fun in Wokingham Borough
January is over and that can only mean one thing, February half term is just around the corner. Don't worry, we've got something for everyone to enjoy over the school break. Whether you are in need...
10 February 2020
- Youth climate conference announced
Wokingham Borough Council will host its inaugural youth climate conference, as it looks to lead the area to become carbon neutral by 2030. Sixth formers from secondary schools across the borough will...
07 February 2020
- Council hails apprenticeships as an exciting option for local businesses and residents
In support of National Apprenticeship Week, Wokingham Borough Council is encouraging both local businesses and residents to consider the benefits of the apprenticeship scheme
04 February 2020
- Wokingham libraries support childrens mental health and wellbeing
Wokingham Borough Council libraries are working in partnership with UK charity The Reading Agency to launch their Read Well for Children booklist and support children's mental health and wellbeing
03 February 2020
- Consultation agreed for the future management of new Arborfield Primary School
Farley Hill Primary School could be relocated and expanded as the preferred approach to manage the new primary school in Arborfield was endorsed by Wokingham Borough Council's decision-making...
30 January 2020
- Course helps adults looking for career in construction
We're looking to help adults back into work this spring by running an adult education course aimed at helping people get into construction. Wokingham Borough Council has teamed up with infrastructure...
23 January 2020
- Drive Start award winning course returns for 2020
Tickets are now on sale for teenagers in Wokingham borough who want to become safe new drivers at a pre-driver training event on Thursday 20 February at the Community Trust Academy, Madejski Stadium,...
17 January 2020
- Change a life in 2020 by fostering in Wokingham Borough
Now the Christmas decorations are away for another year it's a chance to make a change in the New Year which could make a real difference. What about becoming a foster carer and helping some of the...
13 January 2020
- Council supports people with learning disability and their families
Wokingham Borough Council has committed £19.8million to make Wokingham Borough, with the support of its partners, the very best place for people with a learning disability to live, learn, work and...
27 December 2019
- Emmbrook Infant school head receives accolade for contribution to education
Wokingham Borough Mayor Cllr Bill Soane recently honoured Emmbrook Infant School headteacher Corrina Gillard for her outstanding contribution to education by surprising her with a Mayor's Award
16 December 2019
- Local school win sustainable transport award for pounding the pavement
vendons Primary School in Finchampstead is celebrating a successful evening at the Modeshift South East regional awards after being named 'Best School in Wokingham' for going the extra mile promoting...
13 December 2019
- Wokingham Borough Mayors dazzling carol concert
Christmas celebrations began in style with children from Wokingham Borough schools performing a dazzling carol concert. Some 300 pupils shared their love of singing, celebrating and sprinkling...
11 December 2019
- Safe Drive Stay Alive 2019
Students from all Wokingham Borough sixth forms, including private schools, are attending this year's Safe Drive Stay Alive presentations to learn about the risks they face when behind the wheel.
18 November 2019
- Addington School internship partnership launched
Wokingham Borough Council and Addington School have launched a joint internship scheme to help SEND students find work after they finish education. The mutually beneficial partnership has seen four...
11 November 2019
- Next phase of Addington expansion set to begin
The next phase of work to expand the Ofsted rated outstanding Addington School began this week as the £4.4million project gathers pace. It means the council will be able to improve the lives of 50...
08 November 2019
- A decade on patrol
From building egg rockets to visiting leisure centres and residential care homes, junior wardens are set for another busy year ahead.
24 October 2019
- Council reaches out to carers across the borough
Do you care for a friend or family member? Would they be able to manage without your help? You may not realise you're a carer because you just see looking after them as part of your normal life.
17 October 2019
- Wokingham borough residents urged to provide children with a loving home
To mark National Adoption Week (14 – 20 October), Wokingham Borough Council is urging local residents to consider providing children in care with a permanent loving home. Working in partnership with...
14 October 2019
- Council cuts carbon with LED lights
Wokingham Borough Council is making its schools more environmentally friendly, one building at a time through a variety of energy saving programmes. First up, lighting.
08 October 2019