Slough Labour continues to invest in our children and young peoples future with major spending commitments totalling £40 million delivered over the last 12 months with the latest being the completion of the £12 million expansion of Wexham secondary school.
The new teaching block has been named the Woodside Building (pictured below) and the new library, resource centre and sixth form named the Orchard Library.
The work at Wexham School is part of Labour’s ambitious school places programme – a multi-million pound investment in primary and secondary school buildings, extensions and new schools – to provide enough places for Slough’s current and future young people.
The Wexham School expansion includes the new 3,000 square metre three storey Woodside Building that houses 29 new classrooms for English, Special Educational Needs (SEN), Humanities and Languages, three of which have dedicated ICT facilities. The Woodside Building also provides staff workrooms, group rooms, a new student reception and welfare facilities, a new library and a sixth form study centre.
Labour will be pledging another £30 million for improvements in the coming year when it sets the Council’s 2019/20 budget on 21st Feb – including £12 million for secondary schools and £14 million for special needs provision.
Councillor Shabnum Sadiq, cabinet member for education and children, said:
“We are committed to providing high quality learning environments and improved teaching spaces for both current and future students.
“The outstanding learning environments we’ve built at Wexham School will serve to help our young people get the best start in life and we couldn’t be more pleased to see them in use.”