Wednesday 6th January 2021
Dear Parent and Carer,
I am writing to you to let you know of a proposal being put forward by the Governing Board of Warfield CE Primary School to unite the school community on to one site by migrating the All Saints Site to the Woodhurst Site, before 1st April 2022.
Warfield School is dedicated to putting the children at the heart of everything we do and providing the best possible education for them. In proposing to unite the school population at the Woodhurst Site we aim to safeguard this provision by securing greater operating efficiencies of a single site and creating financial stability for a cohesive and united school community. The Governing Board see this as a huge opportunity where our vision, ethos and values that make Warfield School so special, will not be lost but will be developed and enhanced.
Five years ago, in 2016 we opened our Woodhurst site and became a two form entry school and by now, we should have been well on the way to becoming a three form entry school. However, due to changes in local demographics and lower pupil yields there is now an overall surplus of primary school places in North Bracknell and the Local Authority is now committed to reducing the school places numbers. For us, as a school, this means that despite expectations Woodhurst remains half full. As a result of this, the Governing Board have been in discussions with and are supported by Bracknell Forest Local Authority to consult on this proposal.
There will be a period of consultation to seek people’s views before deciding whether or not to migrate. The Governing Board, Senior Leadership Team and Bracknell Forest Council have compiled a comprehensive set of documents in support of this consultation; please take the time to read these as they may answer many of the questions you have
The consultation will run from 6th January 2021 to 3rd February 2021, and the proposal will be decided by a Bracknell Forest Council Executive Member by the end of February 2021.
The consultation can be viewed on the Bracknell Forest Council website at:
Subject to the outcome of the consultation and Covid restrictions, the proposal will be implemented by April 2022.
The school admission number will be unchanged by this proposal.
The consultation document is available in hard copy form on request to:
· Warfield CE Primary School, All Saints Rise, Bracknell RG42 3SS or
· Warfield CE Primary School, Woodhurst site, Sopwith Road, Bracknell RG42 6BR
· Or by telephoning the school on: 01344 862074
This is an exciting opportunity for the children and staff at Warfield C of E Primary School and we look forward to receiving your responses on this consultation,
Mrs Mel Shirvill and Mrs Katharine Carter
Chair of Governors Vice Chair of Governors