New secondary school to open in 2024

A new secondary school, River Academy, is under construction in Richfield Avenue, near the Rivermead leisure complex. The school is due to open for Year 7 students in autumn 2024.

When full, River Academy will cater for 1500 students between the ages of 11 and 18, of all abilities and backgrounds. The school will be an academy run by the Maiden Erlegh Trust, which already runs schools to the east of Reading. River Academy will join a community of schools ranging from primary to sixth form, and from mainstream to special and alternative provision.

An event will be held on Wednesday 20 September for parents of prospective students. As the new school is still under construction this event will be held at Rivermead Leisure Complex and will be an opportunity to hear from the headteacher and staff about what River Academy has to offer. The event will take place between 5:00pm and 7:30pm with presentations from the headteacher at 5:15pm and 6:45pm. Please register in advance at .

(Image: River Academy)

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