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The plans will create a state of the art new secondary school building, as well as a new sports hall and outdoor sports pitches, with capacity for up to 840 students.
The new school will be located at a site accessed from Long Lane, between Mill End and Maple Cross. Our school will have a permanent home with the space and facilities we need to grow and continue to thrive. The new location will also mean that the school is located at the centre of its catchment area, which covers Mill End, Rickmansworth and Maple Cross.
The plans will mean major investment in local highways infrastructure, including on-site parking spaces, new walking routes and safe crossing points, as well as a large drop-off area within the site that will help to prevent congestion on local roads. We hope to offer the new sports facilities for use by sports clubs and local residents outside of school hours.
The new school is on track to be ready for a September 2018 opening.
We cannot wait to move into our new home, and will be watching its construction with excitement.
We are immensely grateful for the patience shown by parents, pupils and other members of the local community whilst the Education and Skills Funding Agency have been working on the plans for our permanent home. We are thrilled to be moving to the centre of our targeted community, and look forward to creating a school at the heart of that community.
Our Temporary Site
The Reach Free School is temporarily situated at Unit 3, Wolsey Business Park, Tolpits Lane, Rickmansworth, WD18 9BL . The school will be based here until August 2018 while our permanent site is under construction. We have arranged a subsidised bus service through Peter Reynolds Coaches. While we are based here, the central point for admissions will remain the Mill End Sports and Social Club, so that the school upholds its commitment to serving the community of Mill End, Maple Cross and Rickmansworth.