The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead has formally published a proposal to expand Cheapside CE Primary School, Ascot from September 2017 to admit 30 children into Reception from its current 16 places. This will mean that the school will have 210 places overall. This follows on from from consultation on this and other options for providing new Primary School places in Ascot earlier this year and the subsequent decision to prioritise expansion at Cheapside CE Primary School by the Borough’s Cabinet in August. Interested parties now have until Wednesday 30th November to comment on the proposal by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to Ben Wright, Education Planning Officer, Zone B , RBWM, Town Hall, St Ives Rd, Maidenhead, SL6 IRF.
We need more primary school places in our area and RBWM is conducting a public consultation on how to provide them. Please feed back your views:
- Complete a survey online at: https://www3.rbwm.gov.uk/consultations
- Attend a public meeting 7pm Monday 4th July at Cordes Hall, Sunninghill
When we were producing our local Neighbourhood Plan, local residents raised the need for additional school places repeatedly as an issue. We are pleased that the RBWM has now officially recognised that new housing development in our area means that we will need more primary school places for our children. The demand is forecast to increase from next year (September 2017 intake) and to continue increasing for the following few years.
RBWM has launched a public consultation on how best to provide these new places and is asking for local community feedback on four specific options as well as any other ideas people may wish to put forward. (Note that some of the options will not be sufficient on their own but could potentially be in combination).
The consultation closes on 15th July 2016. Please respond and encourage local family, friends and neighbours to do so too. This is about the future of our children and we must get it right.
Bracknell Forest Council are consulting the local community on the proposals mentioned in a previous post (Proposal for development in GB in North Ascot) to build a new, larger Ascot Heath School and fund this by building 50 new homes on the current school site. This is proving very controversial with many residents as it involves building in Green Belt.
To have your say in this consultation, go to the Bracknell Forest website: http://consult.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/portal/cyp/nascotsch
Consultation period ends Thursday 4th December 2014.
We know that there is real concern in the local community that there is a shortage of school places in our area. We are very pleased that the Royal Borough is conducting a consultation into the future of secondary school education throughout the Borough and specifically including Ascot, Sunninghill and Sunningdale and we urge you to contribute your views.
This is RBWM’s message to local residents:
“The number of children and young people needing secondary school education in the Royal Borough is going to rise over the next decade, and we need to make sure that there are enough school places for them. We are now consulting you on proposals on how best to provide these places. You can access the consultation, and an online response form, via the borough’s website at http://www.rbwm.gov.uk/web/ed_consultations.htm.
Please take the time to read the consultation and respond. Your views are important to us. All responses received by Monday 3rd November will be considered by the Royal Borough’s Cabinet when it meets in December.”
The NP Delivery Group Schools Project team will also respond to this consultation. When preparing our response we found some of the questions quite difficult, requiring an understanding of the topic. RBWM has provided full background information to assist; we have tried to summarise from this the most relevant points in a document which is available to download here: Secondary Schools RBWM consultation explanatory notes
To go direct to the consultation response page, click on this link: RBWM secondary school places in Ascot area consultation response