Emmbrook School to stay putBy Laura Herbert
November 05, 2012
The Emmbrook School will remain on its current site it has been announced.
Back in 2005 Wokingham Borough Council proposed to move the secondary from Emmbrook Road to Finchampstead as part of its 10-year education investment programme.
Under the plans, the council proposed using the school site to house a state-of-the-art vocational centre for 14 to 19-year-olds.
The consultation raised significant concerns with many parents as the new school's potential pupils would need to be bussed over to Finchampstead and catchment areas would also need to be re-drawn.
But, the council reviewed its strategy following changes to Government policy and legislation about building new schools and has invested £2.45 million to improve The Emmbrook, including extensive flood prevention work, at its current site.
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