Wednesday, 04 August 2021

Gove bids to allay concern over new school site

EDUCATION Secretary Michael Gove is to visit Caversham after residents complained about the location of a new primary school.

He has been invited by Reading East MP Rob Wilson to answer questions about the plot chosen for the Heights Primary School, a free school which is due to open in Gosbrook Road in September.

The plot was bought by the Education Funding Agency and the school is expected to move to a purpose-built complex there for the start of 2016/17 academic year.

Residents claim the site is unsuitable as there is no public transport within half a mile so the children will have to walk to school in the dark on a road which is without a pavement in many places.

The critics include Andrew Cumpsty, who lives in the street and is a former leader of the Conservatives on Reading Borough Council.

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