01:05PM, Friday 10 June 2016
The Royal Borough will be investing £1.6m into Lowbrook Academy to help it expand.
Many parents were left disappointed last month when they missed out on a place at the school, in the Fairway, as only children with siblings at the school received a place.
Cllr Simon Dudley (Con, Riverside), leader of the council said: “Lowbrook Academy is one of the most oversubscribed schools in the borough and it’s very popular.
“We are investing £1.6m into the school so it can expand. Some letters have already been sent out to parents who missed a place, so they can begin at the school in September.”
Cllr Natasha Airey, (Con, Park) cabinet member for children’s services said: “I am delighted that we have been able to work with the school to enable it to expand to meet the needs of the community it serves from September and in future years.”
Maidenhead MP Theresa May said: “I am delighted that an agreement has been reached that will allow Lowbrook Academy to expand and take in more children, not just for this year but for future years as well.
I congratulate the school and the Royal Borough for all the work that has gone into this. It is great news that more children will have the chance to attend this excellent school and more parents will be able to secure their first choice place.”
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