1 in 2 secondary schools in Reading are full or oversubscribed in Year 7 this term, research by the Liberal Democrats has revealed. In total 5 secondary schools in the area are either full or over capacity in Year 7.
Cllr Meri O’Connell (Lib Dem Lead Councillor for Education) has responded to news that uptake of Free School Meals in Reading is the 2nd lowest in the country. Listen to Meri on BBC Radio Berkshire talking about the issue: Free
579 3-4 year-olds in Reading Borough would benefit from Liberal Democrat plans to triple funding for the early years pupil premium, which gives extra cash to nurseries, preschools and school receptions when they take on children from disadvantaged backgrounds. The cash