A NEW SCHOOL in Wokingham that is in the process of being built has now officially been named, the council has announced.

St Cecilia's Church of England Primary School, based in Matthewsgreen, Wokingham, is the name given to the 210 place school which is expected to be fully constructed by September 2022.

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The school has been named after the patron saint of music and musicians - an idea raised by the Keys Academy Trust, which will run the school once made fully operational.

Hester Wooller, chief executive at The Keys Academy Trust, said: “It was decided that our new school at Matthewsgreen should be named after one of the female saints.

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"The trust considers all of the creative arts as important ways for children to express themselves, which is reflected in the choice of St Cecilia who is the patron saint of music and musicians.

“As a trust our high performing schools nurture academic habits and skills, personal development and creativity across the whole range of subject disciplines and have a broad offer of sporting activities to promote health and well-being.”

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Cllr Graham Howe, executive member for children’s services, said: “St Cecilia’s is a fantastic name for the school, with a great story behind it.

"The Keys Academy Trust has a track record of running high performing schools in our area and I am sure this will be no exception.

"I’m looking forward to seeing it open and serving our community.”