The first new school to be built in Wokingham Borough for 50 years will open at Arborfield Garrison in September 2016.
The school is for students from the southern areas of Wokingham Borough as well as the new families moving into the major developments being built.
We’ve been working closely with the local community, parents and education provider Bohunt Education Trust (BET) on all aspects of the new school; all of which have been instrumental in improving and enhancing the design of the school beyond the ‘basic’ Department for Education requirements.
For those students starting in September 2016, the well-established legacy buildings on the garrison site will be used whilst construction of the permanent structure is finished on adjacent land.
These legacy buildings are in excellent condition and include purpose-designed classrooms, a lecture theatre and a large library space – all of which were, until very recently, used by the army for training as part of the Apprentice’s College.
They will be fitted out in line with BET’s needs and will provide a full suite of facilities for year 7 students.
The school will move into its new buildings in 2017.
You can view the school’s progress via a time-lapse camera which is posted on a weekly basis on the borough council’s Facebook page.
Visit the Bohunt School Wokingham website.