A £277 million investment to create 8,900 new school places in the Royal Borough has been given the go-ahead.

Members of the Royal Borough's cabinet agreed on Thursday to support the idea.

Cllr Natasha Airey, cabinet member for children's services, said: "We want every parent to have a preferential choice of where to send their child.

"Some 86 per cent of schools in the borough are rated hood or outstanding so it makes sense to support and enhance these excellent facilities wherever possible."

The plan would create 20 extra forms of entry by 2032 and enhance provision for special needs children.

The Royal Borough has already increased class intakes at Windsor Girls, The Windsor Boys School, Cheapside Primary School, Ascot, Charters School in Sunningdale, Cox Green School, Maidenhead, Dedworth Middle School and Furze Platt Senior School, Maidenhead.

A public consultation is underway on the expansion of St Peter's Middle School in Old Windsor.