Ryeish Green School

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Ryeish Green School
Address
Hyde End Lane
Ryeish Green
Reading
, Royal County of Berkshire, RG7 1ER
 United Kingdom
Information
School typeComprehensive
MottoBuilding on Previous Best
Established1911
Closed2010
Local authorityWokingham
ChairEllise Storey
Head teacherJenny Garner
GenderCo-educational
Age11 to 18
Colour(s)Blue
Website

Ryeish Green School was a comprehensive secondary school located in the hamlet of Ryeish Green, near Spencers Wood in Reading, Berkshire.[1] The school closed in 2010, and a new school—Oakbank—opened on the site in 2012.[2]

History[edit]

Ryeish Green School was originally called Three Mile Cross Primary School when it was built in 1911. It originally taught pupils aged 5 to 14 years. Its first headmaster was Mr Reeley.

After World War II, the school modernised, expanded and amalgamated with a school in Spencers Wood (which is now the village library) to become a senior school.

Closure[edit]

Ryeish Green was closed in 2010. Wokingham Borough Council closed the school after it experienced falling student numbers; the school saw a reduction of approximately 150 students over a four-year period from 2002 to 2006.

In 2007, an independent candidate stood in the local council elections running on a Save Ryeish Green School ticket. Although both Labour and Liberal candidates stood down in favour of him, he fell a few votes short of the Conservative candidate who supported the school's closure.[citation needed]

Reopening[edit]

In September 2012, Oakbank—a free school—opened on the site formerly occupied by Ryeish Green.[2]

Academic results 2007[edit]

  • 34% achieving Level 2 (5+A*-C) including English and maths GCSEs
  • 35% achieving Level 2 in functional English and maths
  • 98% achieving Level 1 in functional English and maths
  • 38% achieving Level 2 threshold (the equivalent of 5+A*-C)
  • 93% achieving Level 1 threshold (the equivalent of 5+A*-G)
  • 23% of students at the end of Key Stage 4 who achieved two GCSEs or equivalent at grades A*-C which cover the Key Stage 4 science programme of study
  • 99% achieving at least one entry level qualification
  • The average UCAS score per candidate for A/AS-Levels was 445.0[3]

Awards[edit]

  • Prince's Trust 2007 S.E.Region Community Impact Award
  • Healthy Schools Award 2008

Sport[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-06-28. Retrieved 2008-05-18. Ryeish Green School official web-site
  2. ^ a b Bryant, Sally (10 September 2012). "First day for new free school". Get Reading. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
  3. ^ Ryeish Green School[permanent dead link]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°24′11″N 0°57′52″W / 51.4030°N 0.9645°W / 51.4030; -0.9645