Final go-ahead for new primary school in Wokingham
Published: 22 Aug 2013 09:300 comments
THE Department of Education has given the final go-ahead for the new Windmill Primary School in Woosehill to open on September 9.
There will be 19 pupils starting in Reception at the new building in Smiths Walk.
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A class teacher, teaching assistant, school business manager, receptionist and premises manager have also been appointed.
Windmill Primary School will be run as an academy by independent provider GLF Schools outside the control of the local education authority.
Ofsted has already given its backing following a visit to the school site earlier this month. Computers and furniture for the new school start to arrive from next week.
Cllr Charlotte Haitham Taylor, executive member for children's services at Wokingham Borough Council, said: "It has been an uncertain time for some parents and I have shared their frustrations.
"However, I am delighted to learn the school has been approved by the Department for Education and will open in September. It's an exciting time for the pupils - they will start their school life in a brand new building and I wish them lots of luck for the future."
Richard Evans, from GLF Schools, added: "GLF Schools is very excited that the DfE has approved the opening of Windmill Primary School. We are looking forward to working with Wokingham Borough Council and welcoming children to the school in September."