Community Links


Local Information  


Information from Wokingham Borough Council. There are different types of childcare available. You will need to work out which suits your family needs based on work hours, location and budget. 

Wokingham Borough Family Information Service provides information, advice and assistance for families, children and young people aged 0-19 years.

Wokingham Family Information Service has a regularly updated activity sheet listing all the local events and activities throughout the holidays. 

The Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road, Reading, displays the changing face of farming and the countryside. There are puppets, brass rubbing and hidden rats to find! Entrance is free. 

The Polehampton Swimming Association exists to provide a swimming pool for the use of Polehampton Schools and the local community and is a registered charity. Open to all families living in Twyford, Ruscombe, Hurst, Wargrave and Charvil.

Reading Museum offers learning experiences that are fun and suitable for all the family. From students to young children, all levels are catered for. There are many opportunities for informal learning including the chance to handle real objects. Entrance is free.

Children's Centres act as a central point where families can find a wide variety of activities, play, information and support from professionals working in a wide range of fields and organisations. 

The Trustees are able to award grants for educational and charitable purposes and welcome applications from residents of Twyford and Ruscombe who are in need of financial assistance. 

A fantastic tool for you to plan great days out with your children where your family will not only enjoy fun and adventures, you will also be helping your child's educational development! 

Based next door to our school, the Horitcultural Association promotes gardening and allotment cultivation, holds meetings on horticultural topics, stages shows, offers gardening supplies at discounted rates, organises visits and days out to places of interest and provides an informative monthly newsletter to members. 

A partnership of local authorities, businesses, residents, schools, church groups, youth and community groups, and other interested parties, representing the views of people in Twyford and its neighbouring villages

There are a wide variety of volunteering opportunities available through this Wokingham Borough Council site, including local charities, voluntary and community groups across the Borough. 

Your online and telephone based guide to services, support, organisations and activities for families and adults in the Wokingham Borough. 


Inclusion and Additional Needs 


The CAN Network is an information and support service for children and young people  with additional needs and their families who live in Wokingham. The CAN Network maintains a database of these children to help shape service provision and support families.

The CAN Network offers a range of benefits to families including: -

- Monthly  newsletter  including children's events, training workshops and the transition to adulthood
- A CAN Card, to access concessions at local and national leisure facilities
- Signposting to other appropriate services
- Information and advice sheets

To join the CAN Network, your child must meet the following criteria:

They have permanent and substantial additional need. 
The cannot access, or need more support, to access mainstream services and activities, than another child.
They are under 25 years old, and are resident in the Wokingham Borough.


ASD Family Help is an independent and voluntary group that offers support and advice to individuals on the autistic spectrum, their parents, carers and professionals within Wokingham Borough.


Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) (Formerly known as the Parent Partnership Service). 

The Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) is a statutory service which is run at ‘arm’s length’ from the Special Educational Needs decision makers and provides free, confidential, impartial advice, guidance and support to: 
- Parents of children and young people up to the age of 25 with special educational needs and disabilities. 
- Young people up to the age of 25 with special educational needs and disabilities - Parents with initial concerns about their child through to those with and Education, Health and Care Plan or Statement. 


Fundraising for School

PTA
Our school PTA holds regular fundraising events and activities to help support the school.



Parenting Information

Articles written by practising teachers designed to help with the education of your child.
 


Church Information

Christian Aid is an agency of the churches in the UK and Ireland - working wherever the need is greatest, irrespective of religion or race. 

News and information from the Diocese of Oxford. 

Information, details and events for the local churches of St Mary's Twyford, St James Ruscombe, and the United Reformed Church, Twyford.



Staying Safe 


Your local police team have consulted with the community to establish three priorities; speeding, anti-social behaviour and parking. Their non-emergency number is 0845 8 505 505.


Internet Safety

Childnet International is a non-profit organisation working with others to “help make the Internet a great and safe place for children”.

Watch Hector and his friends learning how to use their computers safely! 

Help children stay safe online with a mix of supervision, technology, and skills.

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the exploitation of children. 
 
If you understand the internet and understand what the risks are, there are a number of things you can do that will make your child safer online...  
 


Schools in and around Twyford 

We work very closely with our 'linked' infant school. 

This link to the Twyford Village Partnership Website lists the details for all the pre schools and schools in Twyford. 

 
 
This site has a range of options you can select from listed on the left of their web page - for information on primary and secondary admissions and infant to junior transfers.