Rob Wilson, MP for East Reading, is hosting a public meeting tonight from 7-8.30 pm at Reading College on the King's Road, RG1 4HU.
This is the first opportunity for the public to hear and discuss the proposed new secondary Free School which will be for 11-16 year olds located in East Reading. The parent group involved with the scheme will have representatives at the meeting. I hope parents in East Reading who might in future choose to send children to it will come along tonight.
With any Free School application there has to be the proven need (evidenced by the Council's forecasting) and support of local parents to get through this stage of the process. If you know families who would benefit hearing about this secondary school, do tell them about tonight's meeting and encourage them to attend.
Notices have gone out via primary school book bags to parents and also flyers have been put through residents' doors to publicise tonight's meeting.
Rob Wilson has been working hard to help deliver new schools in his constituency, this secondary school being the latest. The first school he helped put together - The University Technical College (UTC) for 14-19 year olds will be opening in September 2013, having gained planning permission last month to adapt the old Reading College buildings on Crescent Road.