Parents of children living locally to the Woodgate community at Pease Pottage have been invited to apply for child places at the new £4 million Woodgate Primary School from May 20th.
Opening September 2021
The new Woodgate Primary School will open in September this year, effectively saving nearby Warninglid School which will close at the end of the Spring Term. All the teachers, administration staff, governors and most of the students from Warninglid will be making the short journey to the new custom-built school.
Woodgate School will offer five classrooms and early years nursery provision, a 18m2 main hall, library, multifunctional space and a special educational needs room.
For Woodgate School, Bob Clark, Chair of Governors said: “This is the perfect time for parents with children who will be in year 3, 4, 5 and 6 to apply for the places from September. We also have a small number of places in reception and years 1 and 2. It will be the perfect school choice for families in Woodgate within easy walking distance.
“Whilst the school is new, the spirit of the school will be faithful to the Warninglid vision and values. Warninglid was rated Good by OFSTED and proudly nurtures excellence in learning; provides a varied curriculum; and encourages free thinking, resilience and tolerance in all our students. That’s the perfect blend of values and experience we will bring to the new Woodgate Primary School as the new chapter begins.“
Creating A Community
Billingshurst-based community creator Thakeham, who started to build the new school early in the building at the Woodgate development revealed that an early completion and opening was always a priority.
For Thakeham Rob Boughton, CEO said: “The opening of the new school has a pivotal role to play in establishing a sense of community at Woodgate, our vision was always to create an inspirational seat of learning; unrivalled facilities. We know that Warninglid School has a rich legacy to live up to. It was popular with parents from a wide local area who sought a small, caring, well-managed village school. Thanks to the amazing new facilities plus dedicated and skilled teachers and staff, Woodgate Primary School will be all this and more. We are excited for the new school to open in September.”
The Application Process
Applications can be made from May 20th with applications processed by West Sussex County Council from June 1st. Applications to Woodgate will be under the name of Warninglid until Woodgate officially opens. More information for families who wish to find out more about the school is available on the website www.warninglidprimary.co.uk