Rob Wilson MP has released a press release today about a challenge ten people have made to change Reading’s two grammar schools to non selective. Rob says
“I urge parents to sign up to vote in the ballot and ensure their voice is heard. We must not allow excellence and aspiration to be destroyed by the misconceived action of a small number of people. Anyone wishing to join my campaign to support our Grammar Schools should contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org”
I agree and support Rob’s campaign. My sons went from Katesgrove Primary to Reading School. Discipline was good and they had an excellent education. The grammar schools are for children who have academic ability from all walks of life regardless of the status or background of the parents.
I do not want to see the grammar schools destroyed and I hope you will support Rob’s campaign.
Update: my good friend Isobel Ballsdon has posted on this here