Following a public consultation, the proposed migration to unite Warfield CE Primary School from 2 separate sites to 1 site was approved today by Leader of Bracknell Forest Council and Executive Member for Council Strategy and Community Cohesion, Cllr Paul Bettison OBE.
Operating on 2 sites has caused significant financial pressure on the school, including duplication of staffing and resources. By uniting the 2 sites, students from the current All Saints Rise site will benefit from the more modern Woodhurst building that opened in 2016 and is currently operating at half capacity.
Budget pressures will be reduced, enabling an even greater focus on teaching and learning resources that will enhance pupils’ education. It will also mean that specialist teachers won’t have to split their time across 2 sites, and learning resources, like ICT equipment, will be more readily available to pupils.
Leader of Bracknell Forest Council and Executive Member for Council Strategy Community Cohesion, Cllr Paul Bettison OBE, said:
“Our priority is to ensure that schools in Bracknell Forest can continue to prosper and provide an excellent education setting for our children and young people.
“Approving the migration of Warfield CE Primary School will not only benefit the school financially, but it will also create a better learning environment for pupils for years to come.
“The Woodhurst site, which is only 7 years old, has the capacity to accommodate all the children from the All Saints site extremely comfortably, creating a more unified feel around the school.”
The approved migration will take place from September 2022 and follows a public consultation where parents and carers of Warfield CE Primary School shared their views.
The school and the council worked together to address the issues raised. They will continue to work together to make sure the transition is a positive and smooth experience for the school’s pupils and their families.