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Foundry College proposals set to be unveiled

Foundry College proposals set to be unveiled

21 February 2019
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A public information event looking at proposals to enhance educational facilities at Foundry College in Wokingham are being held later this month.

The drop-in session takes place between 5.30pm and 7.30pm on Tuesday February 26 at Foundry College, Budges Garden in Wokingham. Foundry College was created in September 2011, and it provides education and support to pupils who have been permanently excluded or are at risk of permanent exclusion, as well as those with medical needs who cannot attend school regularly.

Under proposals set to be unveiled, the council is looking to provide sufficient space for the 47 pupils. Currently the college is part of the Brambles Learning Centre and the college lacks internal space, which impacts on pupil’s learning.  Under proposals there would be a separate block accommodating workrooms and counselling offices. 

It is also proposed car parking arrangements would change. There would be separate college parking from the Brambles Children’s Centre, and access to the college would be from Budges Gardens.  A courtyard would also be located in the centre of the school, which would have a mixture of soft and hard landscaping to create spaces for small group activities. 

Cllr Pauline Helliar-Symons, executive member for children’s services, said:  “Additional areas are required at the college in order for it to provide more suitable educational space for its pupils. Under these proposals, we would provide additional teaching spaces as well as a school hall.  It is really important local people, as well as the school community, come to view our proposals. This will allow us to take any comments on board before submitting final plans.”

The council intends to submit a planning application in March.


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