In January 2014, a bid from Maiden Erlegh Trust to the Department for Education to open a new school in the East Reading area was successful. The bid was prepared in response to the local demand for Maiden Erlegh places and as part of the solution to the need, in the near future, for more secondary school places in Reading.
The central proposition of our bid was to open a new school that shared the ethos, culture and values of the well-established and popular Maiden Erlegh School (Earley).
The Education Funding Agency (part of the Department of Education) identified a suitable site owned by Reading Borough Council in the heart of the community we serve. Agreement was reached and a new school building commissioned and funded by the EFA.
Our new, purpose built, school will accommodate 900 students aged 11-16. Our first two years have been a tremendous success and we are delighted that the school was oversubscribed in 2016/17. We are equally delighted to report that we are oversubscibed for 2017/18 and we are pleased to welcome our new intake of students in September, bringing our student population up to a total of 540. This is testament to the trust that local families have placed in the school and what we offer their children. The website contains a wealth of information about our achievements, what we stand for and what we do. We hope you find it helpful.
We look forward to being able to provide you with all the information you need about Maiden Erlegh School in Reading.
For parents and carers of our new students, click here to access the Parent Handbook.
Parents or guardians of current students may request a paper copy of any of the information on the school website by contacting the school office. This will be provided free of charge.