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Purley children have access to two schools within the village bounds, and several others in the vicinity. Below we list the relevant schools, with a little basic information about each.

Name: Purley Pre-school
Location: Long Lane Primary School, Long Lane, Tilehurst, RG31 6YG
Age range: 3 – 5 years
No of Pupils: 38
Head: Ms Alison Turner
Contact: 07504 831149

Name: Purley CE Primary School
Location: Purley Village, RG8 8AF
Age range: 4 – 11 years
No of Pupils: 105
Head: Mrs Karen Fakes
Contact: 0118 984 2384

Name: Long Lane Primary School
Location: Long Lane, RG31 6YG
Age range: 4 – 11 years
No of Pupils: 285
Head: Mr Peter Thorne
Contact: 0118 942 7187

Name: Pangbourne Primary School
Location: Kennedy Drive, Pangbourne, RG8 7LB
Age range: 4 – 11 years
No of Pupils: 220
Head: Ms Melissa Fry
Contact: 0118 984 2315

Name: Brookfields Special School
Location: Sage Rd, Tilehurst, RG31 6SW
Age range:  2 – 19 years
No of Pupils: 197
Head: Mr Brandon Mills
Contact: 0118 942 1382

Name: Westwood Farm – Infants School Westwood Farm – Junior School
Location: Fullbrook Crescent, Tilehurst
Age range: 4 – 6 years 7 – 11 Years
No of Pupils: 199 231
Head: Mrs Barbara Hunter Mrs Barbara Hunter
Contact: 0118 942 6113
0118 942 5182

Name: Downsway Primary School
Location: Warbreck Drive, Tilehurst, RG31 6FE
Age range: 4 – 11 years
No of Pupils: 204
Head: Mrs K Ayres
Contact: 0118 942 1362

Name: Denefield School
Location: Long Lane, Tilehurst, RG31 6XY
Age range: 11 – 18 years
No of Pupils: 1040
Head: Mrs Lucy Hillyard
Contact: 0118 941 3458

Name: Theale Green Community School
Location: Church Street, Theale, RG7 5DA
Age range: 11 – 18 years
No of Pupils: 1400
Head: Ms Julie Turner
Contact: 0118 930 2741


Adult Education:

Adult education is supplied largely by colleges centred in Reading and Newbury. WBC Adult & Community Learning Team ( works with providers to supply a variety of education opportunities for West Berkshire residents. Mainstream providers are:

Learning venues in Reading and West Berkshire number over 50.

In addition, some Purley organisations have an educational bent to their programmes, for example Project Purley (local history), and Silver Surfers (computing and Tai Chi tuition). Look on this website for local organisations.

Please note: Purley on Thames Parish Council is not responsible for the content of third party websites.

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