Ryeish Green School

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Ryeish Green School
Motto Building on Previous Best
Established 1911
Closed 2010
Type Comprehensive
Headteacher Jenny Garner
Chair Ellise Storey
Location Hyde End Lane
Ryeish Green
Reading

Royal County of Berkshire
RG7 1ER
 United Kingdom
Local authority Wokingham
Gender Co-educational
Ages 11–18
Colours Blue
Website Ryeish Green School: Wokingham

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]

  • In 2008 the Ryeish Green Yr 11 football team was victorious in Reading Schools 2008 tournament at the Madejski Stadium.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ryeishgreen.wokingham.sch.uk/ 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

External links[edit]

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