The Willink School

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The Willink School
Motto Fides et Amor
(Faith and Love)
Established 1956
Type Comprehensive community school
Headteacher Peter Fry MA
Chair of Governors Kate Bessant
Location School Lane
Burghfield Common
United Kingdom
51°23′49″N 1°04′12″W / 51.397°N 1.0700°W / 51.397; -1.0700Coordinates: 51°23′49″N 1°04′12″W / 51.397°N 1.0700°W / 51.397; -1.0700
Local authority West Berkshire
DfE URN 110048 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1037[1]
Gender Co-educational
Ages 11–19
Houses Barcelona, London, New York, Paris, Milan, Sydney
Colours Navy Blue and White         
Website Official website

The Willink School is a co-educational comprehensive in the village of Burghfield Common in the English county of Berkshire. The school was founded in 1957, becoming fully comprehensive in 1975. It has around 1,000 pupils aged 11 to 18.[1] The head teacher is Peter Fry.[2]

The school was awarded language college status in the mid-1990s – one of the first schools in the county with the status.[3]

At its most recent Ofsted inspection, carried out in February 2014 the school was judged to be good with behaviour judged as outstanding.

Adult education[edit]

Evening classes in a range of languages are provided for the community.[4]

Leisure centre[edit]

Built in 1997, the Willink Leisure Centre provides for both the school and the local community. Originally partially funded by local councils, the centre is now managed by Parkwood Community Leisure on behalf of the local authority. Facilities include a 25 metre indoor swimming pool, a fitness suite, sports hall and outdoor floodlit areas.[5]


  1. ^ a b The Willink School, Edubase establishment details, Department for Education. Retrieved 2016-11-15.
  2. ^ Fort.L (2012) Schoolgirls' battle over the wrong trousers, Get Reading, 2012-01-12. Retrieved 2012-05-05.
  3. ^ The Willink ::: Language College
  4. ^ The Willink ::: Adult Education
  5. ^ West Berkshire Council - Willink Leisure Centre, West Berkishire Council. Retrieved 2012-05-05.

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