Consultation on more primary school places in Maidenhead

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This consultation is now closed.

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead has been consulting on providing new primary school places in Maidenhead.  The outcome of the consultation has been  reported to the Royal Borough's Cabinet in November 2021.

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What are the proposals?

  • The options for new primary school places in Maidenhead were:
  • The outcome of that consultation was reported to Cabinet in November 2021 (see item 6c).
  • Cabinet also considered a report on the latest demographic information (see item 6b), which explained that demand was now lower than expected.
  • Due to the impact of the pandemic, the longer-term demographic picture is uncertain. 
  • It is likely that, due to new housing, new primary school places will still be needed in South East Maidenhead in the next few years.
  • Cabinet agreed, therefore, that:
    • in principle, a new primary free school should open on the Chiltern Road site.  The process to open a new school will start once pupil projections show a clear demand for new primary school places in the area.
    • temporary use of the site may be considered, and a budget for refurbishment and remodelling of the site has been agreed to allow this to happen, ahead of the site being returned to primary school use.
    • the other options for new primary school places at Larchfield, Lowbrook, St Luke's and St Mary's schools will be kept under review.
  • This strategy will be revisited in Autumn 2023.

Who can I contact if I have any questions?

If you have any questions about the proposal, please email us at schoolplaces@achievingforchildren.org.uk.