Adult Education Courses – Summer 2024

There’s a variety of courses on offer with Wokingham Adult Education this summer.  More courses can be found on our website atwww.webenrol.com/wokingham as well as enrolment information and eligibility criteria.  Adult Education team can also be contacted by 0118 974 3797 or [email protected]


Understanding Anxiety in Teenagers

  • 25 June and 2 July, Thursdays 7.30pm to 9pm, online via Zoom
  • £15 – free to those on jobseeking benefits or low incomes
  • Apply here

Aimed at parents of secondary school pupils, this course looks at how anxiety presents itself in teenagers, and techniques that can be used to reduce its impact. The course aims to help you develop a selection of coping strategies as well as giving you a better understanding of the causes of teenage anxiety and ways of building resilience. 


Sensory Maths

  • 28 June, Friday 10am until 12pm, Rainbow Children’s Centre, Winnersh or 5 July, Friday 10am until 12pm, Finchampstead Children’s Centre
  • Free course
  • Apply here for June or  Apply here for July

Gain confidence in how to support children’s maths learning through multi-sensory methods. Explore the different methods and resources that can be used to support learning both at home and at school. This course is ideal for parents or carers of children who may find maths difficult or those with children with SEND.


Dealing with the Transition to Secondary School

  • 10 July and 17 July, Wednesdays 7.30pm to 9pm, online via Zoom 
  • £15 – free to those on jobseeking benefits or low incomes 
  • Apply here

Aimed at parents of students who are moving from primary school to secondary school in summer 2024, this course builds on the information given by the schools and looks at the transition from a practical and emotional standpoint. The course will be particularly helpful for parents and carers whose child is anxious around the move. The course looks at how secondary schools work and discusses issues around practical organisation, friendship issues, and managing anxiety.


Eligibility and costs 

To be eligible for Adult Education courses, you need to:

Live or work within the Wokingham Borough, or have a child attending a Wokingham school,

  • AND be over 19 years old (as of 31st August 2023)
  • AND be a UK or Irish citizen or a non-UK national with permission to live in the UK and have ordinarily been resident in the UK for at least 3 years

All Ukrainian adults and their family members supported through the Ukraine Family Scheme and Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme are immediately eligible for courses and are exempt from the 3-year residency requirement.

Learners with a BN(O) visa are eligible to apply for Community Learning courses immediately.

There are a number of other exemptions including those for some asylum seekers or refugees. Please email us or call 0118 974 3797 if you wish to discuss any exemptions further.

Some courses are free and those courses that have a cost are free for anyone who is in receipt of Universal Credit (work related), Employment Support Allowance, Jobseeker’s Allowance, or are on low income (under £22,000).

Please contact [email protected] with any queries around costs.

Important message

School Information

(Updated 19 July 2024)

For everyone at Emmbrook Junior School, have a wonderful summer holiday. Good luck with you new adventures if you’re moving on otherwise see you in September.


School Term Dates 2024/2025

Autumn Term

3rd Sept – Inset Day

4th Sept – Inset Day

5th Sept – First Day of Term

28th Oct – 1st Nov (Half Term Break)

20th Dec – Last Day of Term


Spring Term

6th Jan – First Day of Term

17th Feb – 21st Feb (Half Term Break)

24th Feb – INSET Day

4th Apr – Last Day of Term


Summer Term

22nd April – First Day of Term

5th May – Bank Holiday

26th May – Bank Holiday

26th May – 30th May (Half Term Break)

2nd Jun – INSET Day

22nd July – Last day of Term