Staff of Warninglid Primary School Visit Their £4m Woodgate School in Development

A day to remember

Thakeham provided the exciting opportunity to give the Warninglid Primary School staff a tour of their new £4 million school in Woodgate, Pease Pottage. The staff were eager to see the progress of the school site since their last visit six months ago.

Equipped with hard hats and hi-vis jackets, Warninglid staff had a wonderful time exploring their future classrooms that will build future generations to come.

Martin Parnell, School Governor, said, “I’ve never seen the staff so excited”.

Warninglid Primary School staff exploring their new school

The staff scouted the halls and discussed plans for their new classrooms, and all took a moment to imagine the new opportunities ahead of them.

Brett North, Group Marketing Director for Thakeham Group, said, “It is great to see the school taking shape at such an early stage at the same time as Woodgate being developed.”

“We are very excited for those moving to Woodgate to have the opportunity for their kids move to the school”.

Discovering the children’s new playground.

Providing to the local community

The new Woodgate Primary School offers the opportunity to open 210 new places for children in Pease Pottage, including all the school children from the current Warninglid Primary School.

Top: Woodgate Primary School 6 months ago. Bottom: Woodgate Primary School today.

Woodgate Primary School is making great progress and is set to open at the beginning of the 2021-22 school year.


The Woodgate development is a joint venture between Thakeham Group and Abri. The 45-hectare site is located off Parish Lane to the south of Crawley.

Woodgate includes 619 new homes, a shop and a coffee shop, a community pavilion, a village green and parklands. The development will also provide a home for locally based charity, St Catherine’s Hospice.

More information about Woodgate, including infrastructure and the wide range of community facilities, is available at

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