Evendons Free School will open at former White House School site
Published: 23 Oct 2013 12:300 comments
WOKINGHAM'S first primary Free School will be based at The White House School after a deal was agreed for its sale.
Evendons Primary School is set to open at the site, in Finchampstead Road, next September after the land was bought by CfBT Education Trust, who are acting as agents for the Department for Education.
Following the closure of the White House Preparatory School at the end of the 2012, Holme Grange School was appointed to be the successor Trustee to the White House Preparatory School Foundation.
Holme Grange concluded that it could make no educational use of the site within the terms of its Trust and therefore decided that it had to be sold on the open market.
Holme Grange is proud to have played its part in securing the future of the White House, a beautiful and historic site, and is delighted that it will continue to be used as a Primary School for the local community.
There was huge interest in the site from residential developers but the school and CfBT were able to agree sale terms that Holme Grange, as a charity, could accept.
The Evendons Primary School group is looking forward to seeing the building renovated and hope to be able to welcome prospective parents into the School over the coming months.