Family and education news archive
- Pupils at Addington School enjoy new sensory garden
Pupils at Addington School are having outdoor fun in their new sensory garden which opened last week with funding from Wokingham Borough Council and the Addington Association.
11 October 2021
- Work begins at the new Cantley Park destination play area
Work has begun this week on Wokingham Borough's next destination play area. Wokingham Borough Council has started the first phase of construction on the brand new and inclusive destination play area...
06 October 2021
- Call for carers to give their views for a national survey
Wokingham Borough Council is inviting its local carers to take part in a national survey to find out more about their role.
04 October 2021
- Wokingham Children Book festival is back this year
Some nine authors will be heading to the fantastic Wokingham Children Book Festival this October in a series of live and online events.
28 September 2021
- Official opening of new Farley Hill Primary School buildings
The new Farley Hill Primary School has been officially opened by the Mayor of Wokingham Borough. Cllr Keith Baker MBE cut the ribbon to officially open the new school at Arborfield Green with...
23 September 2021
- New buildings at Foundry College officially opened
A new building at Foundry College in Wokingham has been officially opened by the Mayor of the borough. Mayor Cllr Keith Baker MBE cut the ribbon at the secondary school with acting headteacher Iain...
13 September 2021
- Keys handed over for new Farley Hill Primary School
Keys for the new Farley Hill Primary School site in Arborfield have been handed over to its headteacher. Emma Clarke and her team are gearing up to open the new school site next month, after...
25 August 2021
- Wokingham Festival returns to Cantley Park
Wokingham Festival returns to Cantley Park on 28 to 30 August and you have until 10pm on Thursday 26 August to get your advanced tickets.
24 August 2021
- Wokingham Borough Council launches new child exploitation campaign
This month, Wokingham Borough Council are launching a new campaign, Let's Talk About X, to raise awareness and understanding about child exploitation
23 August 2021
- Beat the Street Wokingham winners announced
Wokingham's Beat the Street challenge has come to an amazing conclusion this week with 6,263 participants racking up 151,531 active travel miles! Beat the Street transformed the town centre,...
27 July 2021
- All Wokingham borough libraries set to re-open on 19 July
Wokingham Borough Council is pleased to announce that library buildings in the borough will be reopening from Monday 19 July, in line with the easing of national restrictions.
22 July 2021
- Improving footpaths around Waingels College in Woodley
Footpaths on the main route into Waingels College in Woodley have been improved. Repairs were completed on the footpaths along Denmark Avenue earlier this month, by Wokingham Borough Council's...
19 July 2021
- An open letter from Cllr John Halsall to schools, parents/carers and pupils
It has been a challenging year for everyone involved in education. I am impressed by the way in which everyone has come together; pupils, parents, carers, teachers and other support staff; to ensure...
16 July 2021
- Youth council hold inaugural meeting
Wokingham Borough's new Youth Council, coordinated by Wokingham Borough Council, launched last week (Tuesday 6 July), with a welcome from former Prime Minister and MP for Maidenhead the Rt Hon....
14 July 2021
- Free school meals to continue through summer holidays
Wokingham Borough Council is using its remaining allocation of the government's Covid Local Support grant to ensure pupils who receive benefits-related free school meals during term time continue to...
09 July 2021
- Name revealed for new school in Wokingham
A new primary school in Wokingham will be called St Cecilia's Church of England Primary School. The 210 place school at Matthewsgreen, which will be open to all pupils, has been named after the...
08 July 2021
- Wokingham Borough Council offers support to residents applying for the EU Settlement Scheme
Wokingham Borough Council is now offering assistance to residents who require additional help applying for UK immigration status through the EU Settlement Scheme. EU citizens and their family members...
25 June 2021
- Where to get your free fobs for Beat the Street
The popular physical activity game Beat the Street gets underway across Wokingham Town Centre, Finchampstead and Woosehill next week. People of all ages are invited to ditch the car and get active as...
03 June 2021
- New charity and community hub reaches milestone
The Wokingham Charity and Community Hub, the first of its kind in the Wokingham Borough, took a step closer this week after planning permission was granted for its new home at Waterford House.
25 May 2021
- New entrance to Addington School complete
A new entrance has been created at Addington School in Woodley to help students and parents access the site more easily. School buses and parents will now be able to get in and out of the site...
19 May 2021