£2m revamp for iCollege site at Calcot

Published: 10 August 2022

The new building at Highview in Calcot will provide a modern, purpose-built space for pupils who find it difficult to access mainstream education - it will replace the current facility which is now too small and no longer suitable for delivering the full curriculum.

The redevelopment follows in a recent Ofsted inspection which rated the existing iCollege "Good" across the board, including for overall effectiveness, quality of education, leadership and management, and behaviour and attitudes.

Building work is due to begin in September 2022 and last for the full academic year.  During this time, staff and students based at the site will relocate to the former infant school in Thatcham.

The bespoke nature of iCollege teaching means there will be a maximum of 12 students on site at any one time.  WBC is working with iCollege and the Parsons Down Partnership of Schools (who will be adjacent to the iCollege) to manage the move and ensure it goes smoothly for pupils, parents, staff, and the wider community.