A PUBLIC information event, which will look at proposals to enhance educational facilities at a college in Wokingham will be held later this month.

The drop-in sessions will take place on Tuesday, February 26 at the Foundry College, which opened in 2011.

The college 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.

Councillor 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."

The proposals set to be unveiled include providing more sufficient space for the 47 pupils who study at the college. At the moment the college is part of the Brambles Learning Centre and lacks internal space, which impacts on pupil’s learning, the council say.

Cllr Pauline Helliar-Symons added: “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 new proposals would mean there would be a separate block accommodating workrooms and counselling offices.

It is also proposed car parking arrangements would change and there would be a separate college parking and access to the building 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.

For more information about the college, visit: https://foundry.wokingham.sch.uk/.