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.
What are the proposals?
- The options for new primary school places in Maidenhead were:
- to return the former Forest Bridge/Oldfield primary school site on Chiltern Road to primary school use.
- to expand Larchfield Primary and Nursery School from 30 to 60 places per year group.
- to expand Lowbrook Academy so that it has 60 places in all year groups.
- to expand St. Luke's Church of England Primary School from 45 to 60 places per year group.
- to expand St Mary's Catholic Primary School from 45 to 60 places per year group.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.