It is clear from the figures that Wokingham Borough needs extra primary school places. I am glad the Council is now consulting on where the extra school should be located. I hope interested constituents will respond to the Council consultation. The details are on Wokingham Borough’s website. As I understand it it is an entirely open quesiton, where the Council needs to take soundings on what would be the best place. Please write to the Council rather than to me, as they are the Planning and Education authority, and they have the staff to handle the consultation replies.
I also hope interested parents and educationalists will consider the possibility of a new free school to make available the necessary places. I am happy to help with the necessary co-operative working with the Department for Education, should the Council and community decide on a suitable location for a free school. As Oakbank has shown, it is possible to get a school up and running quickly where there is the will to do so.