Friday, 22 September 2017

School would reinvest cash from sale of playing field

THE sale of part of the playing fields at Chiltern Edge School for new housing could fund an all-weather pitch or the refurbishment of buildings.

Parents have been sent a letter explaining why the school has offered one-fifth of the site for development as part of the Sonning Common neighbourhood plan.

Ross Stuart, chairman of the governors, wrote that the school needed more money than it would receive through conventional income streams to “safeguard its future”.

He said: “The governing body’s priority is to ensure that the school’s interests are properly represented in this process.

“To this end we are evaluating the opportunity to dispose of up to 2.2 hectares of the lower playing field beyond the tennis courts against the boundary of the houses on Reades Lane leading up to the school.

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