The Wokingham Paper

Floreat Education ‘disappointed’ new Shinfield school won’t open this year

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Floreat Silver Meadow was due to open in temporary accommodation this September

THE CEO of an education trust behind a new primary school planned for Shinfield has spoken of her disappointment at the decision to delay its opening.

Floreat Silver Meadow was planned to open in temporary accommodation while permanent buildings were developed on the former Ryeish Green School site in Hyde End Lane.

But parents who had accepted conditional offers for this September received letters from Wokingham Borough Council last week informing them that the school would not open until September 2017.

CEO of Floreat Education Janet Hilary said in a statement: “We are disappointed not to be able to open the school this year, but the team at Floreat looks forward to working closely with the Council and prospective parents to prepare for opening in September 2017. That is when we will welcome our first Reception pupils.

“We still have a small number of 2016 Reception and Nursery places available at Floreat Montague Park Primary School, which is also in Wokingham. We encourage any parents still looking for a school place to get in touch.”

If you are a parent affected by this news, please contact the local authority admissions service for information and advice. Contact Wokingham Borough Council on 0118 974 6000 or online at


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