Local Information and Events


Anxiety and Depression in Children and Young People Information Evening 25.6.18


Please click here for information about an information evening about Anxiety and Depression in Children and Young People being held at the University of Reading on 25 June 2018.


ME2 Club Charity FUNdraiser 25 May 2018


Please click here to view information about a Charity FUNdraiser being held in Woodley Town Centre this Friday 25 May 2018.


Wokingham Active Kids Programme

May half term and the Summer holidays are fast approaching, please click here for information about the Wokingham Active Kids Programme during the school holidays.


Confirmation of Parent/Carers’ Preferred Email Address

Parents/Carers, you will shortly be receiving an email which requires a response to confirm your preferred email address. We will then use that email address in future to send information to you about your child. 


Changes to School Mobile App – Action required!

Our School Mobile App has been updated and needs to be re-installed. 

More information, including links to the App Store and Google Play Store are on the School App page of our website.





Remap are a charity which custom-makes equipment to help disabled people live more independent lives. Please click the link to go to the REMAP website for more information.  This service is free for home as well. 


They made us some steps to assist our students to get in and out of the fold up buggies which some of our students use.  Thank you to Remap for making them for us!


Sibs Adult Sibling Workshops – Saturday 30th June 2018


Sibs is the UK charity for brothers and sisters of disabled children and adults.  They are running workshops for adult siblings in Reading on Saturday 30th June 2018.  Please click here for further information.


Library Events – May half term 2018

Wokingham libraries are holding events for children and young people during May half term week.  Please click here for further information.


Superhero Tri Disability Sports Event – 18 August 2018


Please click here to view a poster about Superhero Tri, an all-inclusive family sports challenge being held on 18 August 2018.


Young Epilepsy news


Click here to view the latest news and information from a charity called "Young Epilepsy".


Children’s Fun Day – Monday 28th May 2018

Woodley Town Council is running a free Children’s Fun Day on Bank Holiday Monday 28th May, from 11-3 pm.  Please click here to view a poster giving more information.


Wokingham Borough Libraries Home Library Service

Do you know someone who loves to read but struggles to get to the library?  The Home Library Service delivers books and audio items to people who are unable to visit their local library because of ill health, disability or because they are caring for someone.  Please click here for further information.


 Performing Arts and Dance Courses - Bracknell and Wokingham College


Bracknell and Wokingham College is offering performing arts and dance courses; please click here for further information.


Ofsted and CQC Participation Meeting – Wednesday 16 May 2018

Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission are seeking the views of parents and carers on SEND in West Berkshire.  Please see poster for details.


Mischief Makers Summer Reading Challenge 2018


Please click here to view a leaflet about "Mischief Makers" the Wokingham Libraries Summer Reading Challenge 2018.


Wheelchair Clinic – 18 July 2018

The next wheelchair clinic is Wednesday 18th July 2018; any parents who wish to book an appointment should call 0118 3227017/0118 3226706.


Woodley Queens and Kings Competition - 18 May 2018


Please click here to view poster, or here for a letter and entry form for the Woodley Carnival Queens and Kings competition being held next week, on 18 May.  If your young person is interested in taking part, please contact the organizers direct.


Family Fun Day – 11.8.18

Bishopswood Special School are holding a Charity Family Fun Day at Abbey Rugby Club on 11th August 2018.  Please see attached flyer for further information.

Shingles Advice


A member of staff in one of our primary classes has Shingles and will not be in school this week.

The NHS website advice to people with Shingles is:

Stay away from certain groups of people if you have shingles:

  • pregnant women who have not had chickenpox before
  • people with a weakened immune system – like someone having chemotherapy
  • babies less than 1 month old – unless it's your own baby, as they should be protected from the virus by your immune system

Addington Association Summer Ball – Saturday 23 June 2018


Don’t miss out!  Get your tickets for Addington Association’s Summer Ball!  Ticket deadline has been extended to 18 May.  This is the final deadline and all dietary requirements and money must be in by this date.    

The Ball will be held at the Holiday Inn, Winnersh on Saturday 23rd June 2018.  Staff, parents and families are all welcome.  There will be a raffle with prizes such as pamper evenings and designer sunglasses. Click here for booking information.


Bracknell and Wokingham Mencap 


Please click here to see the latest information from Wokingham Mencap


Thames Valley Adventure Playground – Spring Walk – 13 May 2018


Thames Valley Adventure Playground are holding a fundraising Spring Walk on Sunday the 13th of May in Windsor Great Park.  Please click here for further information and a poster.


 Anxiety and Autism Study


Dr. Fiona Knott who runs the Anxiety Workshops at Addington, is looking for volunteers to help with her research on Autism and Anxiety.  Please see her flyer for further information.


Lions Club Funfest – 24 June 2018

The Lions Club would like to invite our families to attend their annual Funfest on 24 June 2018.  Please click here to view a poster giving further information and here for a registration form.


Snowdon climbing challenge


This coming May Bank holiday one of our students is climbing Snowdon, with his mother, hoping to raise money to create a soft/ bouncy play area for children and adults with Autism on Freedom Families holidays at East Dene Mansion, Bonchurch, Isle of Wight.

Check out their Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/FreedomFamilies

They are asking if anyone could please support them by following their adventure or donating, this is their Just Giving page


Community Safety Event - 10.5.18


Please click here to view a poster about a Community Safety Partnership event being held on 10 May 2018.


Summer Reading Challenge needs Young Volunteers

Wokingham Libraries are looking for young people (aged 16-24) who can encourage children to take part in and complete this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, Mischief Makers and help out with Library duties and children’s activities in the library.  Please click here for further information.


Optalis – Out and About


Please click here for information on days out offered by Optalis.


School dinner price increase from September 2018


The price of school meals will increase by 5 pence in September 2018

Please see the table below:-


Meal Type

New Meal Price 1st Sept 2018 - 31st Jul 2019








Free Golf Taster Sessions for Girls - 21-22.4.18


Please click here for information about free golf taster sessions aimed at girls during the weekend of 21-22 April 2018.


Information about Scarlet Fever


There have been cases of Scarlet Fever over the past couple of weeks in local primary schools and nurseries in Berkshire, please click here for further information provided by Public Health for Berkshire.


Saturday Golf Academy


Please click here to view a flyer about Saturday Golf sessions for children and young people with special needs aged 8-21


Sepsis Information Poster


Please click here to view a poster giving the signs and symptoms of Sepsis.



There has been a confirmed case of Chickenpox in one of our primary classes.  The government guidelines state;

‘Some medical conditions make children vulnerable to infections that would rarely be serious in most children, these include those being treated for leukaemia or other cancers, on high doses of steroids and with conditions that seriously reduce immunity. These children are particularly vulnerable to chickenpox, measles or parvovirus B19 and, if exposed to either of these, the parent/carer should be informed promptly and further medical advice sought.’

If your child does contract chickenpox, please do not return them to school until all vesicles have crusted over.

If your child does develop symptoms, which are confirmed as Chickenpox, please let the school know so that we can identify classes particularly at risk.

If you are pregnant you should be aware that there may be a risk to your unborn child from exposure to Chickenpox. Please click here for further advice from the NHS.


Relaxed Performance of Madagascar - 11.4.18


Please click here to view the flyer for South Hill Park’s upcoming production of the much loved DreamWorks’ Animated film: Madagascar – A Musical Adventure (Wed 11 – Sat 15 April).


There is a relaxed performance on Wed 11 at 12 noon, perfect for children and families who prefer to still have some lights on, sound levels reduced, no pyrotechnics and a chill out room to use if things get a bit much.


Wokingham Borough Libraries Events and Information


Please click here to view information about news and events in Wokingham Borough libraries Easter 2018.


Down’s Syndrome Awareness Day - 21.3.18


Wednesday 21.3.18 is Down’s Syndrome Awareness Day. Please could you wear odd socks to recognise these amazing children.


This YouTube link celebrates Down’s Syndrome Awareness Day 


SWAN - Information Event 26.4.18


Please click here for details of an information event about undiagnosed genetic conditions, being held on 26 April 2018, by SWAN - Syndromes Without a Name.




Remap are a charity which custom-makes equipment to help disabled people live more independent lives. Please click the link to go to the REMAP website for more information.


Today we have had delivered some steps to assist our students to get in and out of the fold up buggies which some of our students use.  Thank you to Remap for making them for us!



CAN Newsletter - March 2018


Please click here to view the March 2018 newsletter from the CAN network


Bracknell and Wokingham College - Drop In Interviews 21.3.18


Please click here to view a flyer about a Drop In Interview session being held from 3-5 pm on 21 March 2018 at Bracknell and Wokingham College.


Chance to Dance

Please the links below to view information about Chance to Dance, who offer dancing lessons to children with disabilities and special educational needs:

Chance to Dance - Our Story

Chance to Dance Ball Poster - 9 June 2018

More about the Masquerade Ball

Chance to Dance Website


Reading Families Forum - Krazy Play Days 27.3.18


Please click here to view information about Reading Schools’ Link Mental Health Project – a talk about  
improving children and young people’s access to mental health services, being held at Krazy Play Days on 27th March, 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm




Wokingham Borough Council review of Local SEND Resource Bases and Associated provision



Wokinhgam Borough Council SEND questionnaire. Calling all our parents to respond to this consultation on SEND provision in Wokingham. Deadline to be completed by the 31st March.

If you have any questions, please contact the Headteacher.


Wokingham Borough Council commissioned a review of our SEND Resource Bases and associated provision. This made a number of recommendations about better aligning services to local needs


The consultation (including the review document) is available on-line at http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/news-and-consultation/consultation-and-having-your-say/current-consultations/?entryid206=451569 and the questionnaire and supporting information document are also attached here. Responses can also be sent to piers.brunning@wokingham.gov.uk. If the questions do not adequately frame your areas of interest we would also welcome straight text responses.


We very much wish to hear what you think of the recommendations and invite you to respond to our consultation exercise by 31st March 2018.


Please feel free to distribute this to other agencies or individuals you think might have an interest in these issues.


Please note that this report establishes priorities for our investment programme under the Special Provision Capital Fund (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-provision-capital-funding-for-pupils-with-ehc-plans ). There are a number of possible works schemes in here, but the schemes for Wescott Infant School and Foundry College stand out as settings where additional accommodation is required to meet the needs of children with SEND.


Reading Families Forum


Please click here for a flyer giving information about an information day being run by the Reading Families Forum on 17 March 2018.


Challengers Play Scheme


Please click here to view information about the Challengers Play scheme as it will soon be time to book sessions for the Summer holidays.



Relax Kids Sessions

Please click here for information about a Relax Kids Retreat on 22.4.18

Please click here for information about Relax Kids sessions being offered locally.


Snow Warning


Please click here to view a letter dated 28.2.18 about snow warnings


Children and Young People’s Mental Health Conference/Workshop for Parents and Professionals – 14 March


The event, being organised by the Community Youth Partnership, is being held on Wednesday 14th March at the Oakwood Centre, Woodley and it will be run twice in order to reach as many people as possible, once from 4.00 – 6.00pm and repeated from 7.00 – 9.00pm.


The event is aimed at parents, volunteers and professionals working with children and young people to help them spot signs of anxiety and indicate where they can get early support.  The event is free and open to all, but people do need to pre-register as spaces are limited to 100 per session. 


Full details are in the flyer, including the website to register. 


1Life Swim Taster Sessions


Please click here to view information about free swim taster sessions with 1Life.


ASD Family Help


Please click the links below for the following information from ASD Family Help:

Assist Drop in sessions - January- July 2018

Our House Playgroup Flyer - January-July 2018

Family Matters Flyer - April-May 2018

Coffee Morning Poster


SEN Magazine

Please click here to view the February 2018 newsletter



Fundraising for the After School Club

Ian Holmes, a friend of one of our teachers, has kindly offered to raise money for our After School Club and will be running the half marathon on March 18th.  He is currently training hard!  We are really grateful that he’s chosen to fundraise for us and would appreciate any donations anyone is able to make.  The link for his crowdfunding page is: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/ian-holmes



Inclusive Football - Bulmershe

Please click here for information about an inclusive football session (ages 5-16 years) being held at Bulmershe Leisure Centre from 5-6 on Mondays. 

CAN Network


Please click here to view the latest newsletter from the CAN network


BBC News: Amazon removes magnetic putty from website over arsenic fears

BBC news have reported that Amazon are removing sales of magnetic putty over arsenic fears:


Private Fostering


Please click here to view a leaflet about private fostering.


ASSIST Drop in Sessions

Please click here for information about ASSIST drop in sessions being held in Woodley between January and July 2018.



ASD Family Help Preschool Sessions


Please click here for information about Pre-school Playgroup sessions run by ASD Family Help during January - July 2018.


Advice about Seasonal Flu


Please click here to view information and advice about Flu.


Local Offer


Our Local Offer page has been updated, with  



Immunisation Catch up clinics for school children


Please click here to view a flyer giving details of catch up clinics (and how to book on to them) for any child/ young person who has either missed an immunisation session in school or who does not access mainstream education. The message from the immunisation team is:


“We only have one left per locality for flu (click here for details) and these are getting very booked up, after these sessions we will not be putting on anymore flu clinics due to vaccine stock and moving into our other programmes. I am happy for these to be shared locally and have attached a flyer with our contact details on for parents to phone and book in. The vaccines we will be catching up in the spring and summer term are MMR, MenACWY, Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio and HPV.”



1Life Swimming Lessons


1Life are offering free 30 minute taster swimming lessons for children, please click here for further information.


Wokingham Active Kids 2018


Please click here to view a brochure outlining activities being run in the school holidays. 


Dick Whittington & his Cat Pantomime on 9th January 2018

The organizers of this pantomime have provided the following further information about this event:

The Wokingham & Ruscombe Theatre Group’s performance of Dick Whittington & his Cat will take place on 9th January 2018 at Loddon Hall, Twyford.  The pantomime will start at 7.45pm so it is suggested that the families who have reserved seats should arrive between 7.15 and 7.30pm. The performance is expected to last for about 2 hours and there will be a refreshment break of about 15 minutes when hot & cold drinks, biscuits & crisps will be provided.


Stepping Stones DS


Please click here to view the Stepping Stones DS December 2017 newsletter



Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Relaxed Performance – 10 March 2018

Please click here to view a flyer about a relaxed performance of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Hexagon in March.


Wheelchair Rugby - Berkshire Banshees


Please click here to view a poster about wheelchair rugby sessions at Bulmershe Leisure Centre




We have had an alert come through re Buccal, and the risk of the translucent tip-cap staying on the syringe when the red cap is removed; this will stop the medicine entering the mouth.  It could also lead to the tip-cap falling into the person’s mouth when pressure is applied to the syringe, which is a choking hazard.


The syringe should be checked before administration that the translucent cap has come off before you put it in the patient’s mouth, if it hasn’t you need to remove it first.

 Phab Club residential trip - April 2018


Please click here to view a flyer about a residential trip in April 2018 for teenagers with disabilities.



Wokingham Winter Carnival this Sunday 27th November 2018

The Wokingham Winter Carnival takes place on Sunday 27th November.  Please click here to access the website where you will be able to see the Winter Carnival Programme and Carnival Procession route. The organizers suggest that you can print out these and bring them with you on the day.



The Wokingham Paper Ofsted Article


Please click here to view a recent article “Outstanding Addington” which appeared in the Wokingham Paper.


Prelude to Christmas Concert - 29.11.17

Please click here to view information about a Christmas concert being held on Wednesday 29.11.17


Henley College Pathways Open Evening - Tuesday 21.11.17 6-8.30 pm


Please click here to view a flyer about an open evening at the Pathways Department at Henley College. 


Woodley Carnival Committee Quiz Night - 24.11.17


Woodley Carnival Committee are running a quiz night on Friday 24.11.17 - please click here for further information.



Winter Reading Challenge

Please click here to view information about a library winter reading challenge.


London Irish Game - 30.12.17


Please click here for further information about a London Irish Charity Game for £2 


Christmas Shopping Event - MERL - 30.11.17


Please click here to view information about a Christmas shopping event being held at the Museum of English Rural Life on 30 November 2017 from 5-9 pm.  This is a free event.


Reading Chronicle article


Please click here to read an article appearing in the Reading Chronicle about our recent Ofsted inspection outcome.


Aladdin Multi-Sensory Pantomime - 17 December 2017


Please click here to view information about a Multi-Sensory pantomime in Tadley being run by Head2Head Theatre
(Registered charity no. 1161873, serving the special needs' community since 2006)



Disabled Living Newsletter

Please click here to view the November Disabled Living Newsletter



Free Tag Rugby Sessions

Please click here to view information about free disability Tag Rugby sessions for 11-18 year olds.





Challengers is a charity which develops and delivers inclusive play and leisure for disabled children and young people.  Please click here for information about booking Spring 2018 sessions.


Bracknell & Wokingham College Open Day


Bracknell & Wokingham College are holding an Open Day on 20 November, please click to view flyers about full time courses and apprenticeships


Winter WonderWheels Challenge - Sunday 3 December 11.30-2.30


Please click here to view a poster about the Winter Wonderwheels Challenge.  This is what the organizers say about the challenge:

"The UK’s first festive disability sports event will see our Everyday Superheroes cycle, walk, run, push, be pushed, or anything in between around Dorney’s spectacular lake. We have 1km, 5km and 10km challenges, so there's something for everyone.

The challenges will, of course, embody our ‘anything goes’ ethos. there’ll be no cut-off times and all types of gadgets and gismos will be welcome, from day chairs, handcycles, walking frames and trikes to tandems, race runners, blades and bikes.

With Christmas only a few weeks away, we’ll be turning up the festive fun to the max at this family-friendly event. What’s more, it’s taking place on International Disability Day so there will be plenty to celebrate!"

Please click here for further details.



We are asking for your votes to help us to win £8,000 in the Aviva Community Fund online vote.  If we win, we will be able to provide Musical Hydrotherapy training and buy underwater speakers for our pool.

Click here to learn more about Musical Hydrotherapy. 

You can vote for us up to ten times! 

It's really easy to register and vote and the link for that is here. You will have to confirm an email address and that you are over 18. You will be asked if you are an Aviva customer or not, but you can vote even if you're not a customer and your email address will not be used for any marketing purposes.


Voting closes at midday on Tuesday 21st November.  The more votes we receive the greater the chance we have to receive the funding. 


Twyford & Ruscombe Theatre Group are running the pantomime Dick Whittington & his Cat on at 7.45pm on Tuesday 9th January 2018 at Loddon Hall, Twyford, RG10 9JA.  FREE tickets have been offered to the Rotary Club of Loddon Vale for the enjoyment of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.  The Rotary Club would like to offer these FREE tickets to Addington students and their families!

If your family would like to attend, you may reserve seats by contacting the school either by email on office@addington.wokingham.sch.uk or by completing and returning the attached form.  Tickets will not be issued but seats will be reserved for you.  The seats will be allocated on a first come first served basis.  Alternatively, you can contact Trevor Barber at the Rotary Club (phone: 07917 628899 or email: tbarber13@btinternet.com  ) to reserve your seats direct.


 Disabled Living Newsletter


Please click here to view the October Disabled Living Newsletter


ASD Family Help 3 Frogs Club


Please click the following links for further information about the 3 Frogs Club for adults on the Autistic Spectrum and some events which they are running: Henley Shopping and Christmas Market Trip,