Family and education news archive
- 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
- Together we can tackle child abuse
We all play a key role in protecting children and young people from abuse and neglect but many people don't act because they fear they might be wrong.
07 October 2019
- Community comes together to rehome Ashridge Nursery in Wokingham
Following a devastating fire earlier this month, Ashridge Nursery has been temporarily relocated in Wokingham Borough Council's Brambles Children's Centre.
03 October 2019
- Local children celebrate out of this world success with Councils summer reading challenge
Wokingham Borough Council is over the moon that a supersonic 2000 medals and certificates have been presented to children across the borough who successfully completed their Space Chase Summer...
03 October 2019
- Black History Month 2019
Wokingham Borough Council and the Wokingham Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Forum are set to celebrate the borough's diverse community this October during Black History Month.
02 October 2019
- New facilities officially opened as part of Addington expansion
A host of new facilities have been officially opened as part of the £4.4million expansion of Addington School. Two new multi-use games areas, a new sensory path and expanded car park were all...
01 October 2019
- Help Wokingham Borough Council achieve carbon neutrality
Do you have any ideas to help Wokingham Borough Council save the world? Wokingham Borough Council is asking residents for their ideas on reducing the council's carbon footprint in a survey that...
25 September 2019
- Preparing for Brexit
The UK government has launched a 'Get ready for Brexit' public information campaign to help ensure the general public and businesses are ready when the UK leaves the EU on 31 October 2019.
24 September 2019
- Provisional outcomes of 2018 statutory assessments
Early Years Foundation Standard (EYFS) show 77% of pupils are achieving a good level of development
19 September 2019