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Two new primary schools for Berkshire in 2017

A construction firm has been selected from five companies which submitted intial bids to build two new primary schools in Newbury.

West Berkshire Council chose Kier Construction in Newbury to carry out the projects.

The first school will be located in Theale, with an exact location to be confirmed. A preferred site has been chosen in the village, but West Berkshire Council said it is working with Theale Parish Council to have the new school ready for the start of the academic year in September 2017.

The second primary school is to be built on Newbury College land, and will be sponsored jointly by the college and Theale Church Of England Primary. It will be called Highwood Copse, and should open in September 2017.

“We are still working on the site details for Theale, but these two exciting projects will greatly enhance the education of local children well into the future.

“In addition to the planning consultation process, we will be holding public events at which evolving illustrative material will be exhibited so that the local people can comment and meet individuals involved in the project delivery.”

– Dominic Boeck, West Berkshire’s Executive Member for Education