Planned changes to schools in the Royal Borough

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One of the Royal Borough's legal duties is to make sure that there are enough school places for local children.  When the population is growing, this means expanding existing schools or opening new ones.  Other changes, such as changing the age range of a school, moving a school to a new site or combining two schools into one, may also be made from time to time to meet the needs of local residents.

All current planned changes are listed here.

St Peter's CE Middle School (Middle school - Old Windsor)

  • Permanent expansion proposed.
  • Proposal is for an increase in the PAN from 60 to 90.  
  • This started with an additional 30 places in the September 2019 Year 5 intake.
  • Cabinet approved funding for the scheme in May 2018 (for more details see the report.  Minutes of the meeting).
  • St Peter's CE Middle School, their academy trust (the Oxford Schools Diocesan Trust) and the Royal Borough have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in relation to the scheme.
  • The planning application for the scheme was approved in November 2019.
  • Construction of the new classroom block has been completed.  Further works are being carried out over the summer to the main school entrance and driveway.

Dedworth Green First School and Dedworth Middle School (both in Windsor)

  • Proposal for new Resource Base for children with social communication difficulties and related behaviours.
  • Opening in September 2021.
  • Will eventually have 10 children and young people.
  • Cabinet approved funding for the scheme in August 2020 (for more details see the report.  Minutes of the meeting).
  • This scheme has now been approved by the Secretary of State for Education.

Furze Platt Primary Federation (linked infant and junior schools in Maidenhead)

  • Proposal for new Resource Base for children with social communication difficulties and related behaviours.
  • Opening in September 2021.
  • Will eventually have 10 children and young people.
  • Cabinet approved funding for the scheme in August 2020 (for more details see the report.  Minutes of the meeting).
  • Following final formal consultation, the Royal Borough has now given final approval for this scheme to proceed.  You can find out more on our consultation page
  • The scheme was given planning permission in March 2021.

Wessex Primary School, Maidenhead

  • Proposal to change the age range of the school has been proposed.
  • The existing nursery class will close, and a new private provider will open in the same buildings from Wednesday 1 September 2021.
  • All children attending the existing nursery class will be able to transfer to the new provider, with the same arrangements.
  • You can find out more on our consultation pages.

Windsor Girls School, Windsor

  • The Royal Borough has carried out public consultation on a proposal to expand the school from 208 to 230 places per year group, from September 2022.
  • The consultation has now finished, and the outcome will be reported to the Royal Borough's Cabinet in June 2021.
  • You can find out more on our consultation pages.

If you have any queries about the planned changes, please contact us on at schoolplaces@achievingforchildren.org.uk

School support services : Contact details

For further information, please contact us by:

School support services - Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Town Hall, St Ives Road
Maidenhead SL6 1RF