New School Projects

Maiden Erlegh Trust currently has two new free schools approved and in the pre-opening stage.

River Academy will be a new 1,500-place 11-19 secondary school located in the heart of Reading. It is scheduled to open in September 2024.

Oak Tree School will be a new all-through special school providing 150 places for children with complex needs, including ASD and associated complex needs.  The school is scheduled to open in September 2023.

For media enquiries relating to our new free school projects, please contact Alison Hobby, Head of Marketing and Communications on 01189 262467 or