Rt Hon John Redwood MP
House of Commons
London SW1A 0AA
10 October 2011
I am pleased to tell you that the Secretary of State has decided that the West of Wokingham Secondary Free School should proceed to the next stage of the Free Schools process. The proposal is for a 560 place 11-16 community mixed secondary school to serve the villages to the west of Wokingham, proposed to open in 2012.
Officials will be working closely with lead applicants to ensure they have all the support they need as they develop their plans. The Secretary of State will then decide whether to enter into a Funding Agreement with this school so that they can open in September 2012.
I have also written to Wendy Woodcock, the lead applicant for this school, and to both Wokingham and Reading Borough Councils.
Lord Hill of Oareford
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools
Department for Education