Moorlands Primary Expansion

Closed 29 Sep 2017

Opened 31 Aug 2017

Results Updated 26 Oct 2017

Notice is given in accordance under Section 19(1) of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 to confirm that Reading Borough Council will make prescribed alterations to Moorlands Primary School from 01 September 2019.

Moorlands Primary School, Church End Lane, Tilehurst, Reading, RG30 4UN has a current capacity of 420 which will increase to 630, increasing the admission number from 60 to 90 places.

This Notice is a summary of the complete proposal, which can be viewed at www.reading.gov.uk/moorlandsexpansion. 

To find out more information about the Consultation process please send any queries to Myles Milner, School Services Service Manager, Reading Borough Council, Bridge Street reading RG12LU or emailing asset.management@reading.gov.uk

Dated 24th October 2017

Myles Milner, School Services Service Manager

Overview

In 2015, 2500 additional primary school places were provided by the expansion of 13 schools across the borough. As the borough continues to expand with new housing developments, Reading has forecast a need for further primary school place provision. 
 
The greatest pressures from housing developments are in the central, north and south areas of the borough. The Education Funding Agency is committed to building two new primary free schools; The Heights Primary in the North and a new primary school in Green Park, which leaves a requirement for further places in the Central area.
 
Moorlands Primary School has been identified as a suitable school to provide the additional places, having the onsite capability and a good or outstanding Ofsted rating. The school also lies within a 2 mile walking radius from the area of demand and reached by two main bus routes.
 
Before we go ahead with the expansion of Moorlands Primary School, we want to give local people an opportunity to tell us what they think about the proposal. This is a statutory consultation under the School Organisation Prescribed Alterations to Maintained Schools (England) Regulations 2013.
 
Moorlands Primary School currently has a capacity of 420 and it is proposed this is increased to 630, providing an admission number of 90. It is proposed that the increased admission number will take place from September 2019, with the school reaching its full new capacity by 2025.
 
The closing date for receipt of responses to the consultation is 29 September 2017. A copy of the full proposal is available to download below. 
 

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