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Category Archives: Education
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 … Continue reading
The legal advice to RBC’s School Admissions Department is that any legal action (to overturn the Academy’s admissions) would be very unlikely to succeed in the High Court. There is no case-law on this. To win, a precedent would have to … Continue reading
News has been released today that CISCO has joined the list of backers for the new secondary school. You can read more on Rob Wilson MP’s site My original article is here
As a result of Maiden Erlegh (ME) becoming an academy the day after WBC’s Executive decided the school admissions, any objections need to be sent to The Young People’s Learning Agency (YPLA), who work on behalf of the Secretary of State. … Continue reading
Further to my earlier post please see the front page of this week’s Earley edition of The Chronicle’s reaffirmation of around £6 million investment in Bulmershe School by WBC.
Park Ward parents with children at Bulmershe will be pleased to learn that WBC has pledged to invest major funds which, according to the Reading Chronicle, is rumoured to be £6 million capital programme of developments, according to the Reading Chronicle. Bulmershe School has released … Continue reading
Tonight Wokingham Borough Council’s Executive voted 8:1 for the alternative tie-breaker (* See below) For Park Ward residents this means that unless they are (a) a “looked after” child; (b) have a serious medical, physical or psychological condition; or (c) are a designated area … Continue reading
The lack of school places inherited from when Labour ran Reading Borough Council is being tackled by our local MP Rob Wilson. I haven’t been able to share any details with you until now. Reading University, Reading College/Oxford & Cherwell … Continue reading
I’m writing this in the hope that parents will be more considerate when driving to drop off and collect their children attending Earley St Peter’s Primary School. Last Friday Hareese, a student at Maiden Erlegh, was walking back home along St … Continue reading
The Park Ward parents’ campaign against Wokingham Borough Council’s proposed changes to secondary school admissions has been amazing. They have dedicated a huge amount of time and energy into researching and mounting their well-reasoned objections, for which there has been … Continue reading