Labour stands up for local families as Conservative threaten to close school
Matt has been standing up for families from Caversham and Emmer Green as Conservative-run Oxfordshire considers closing Chiltern Edge School.
Around 400 Caversham and Emmer Green children attend the much loved school, in Sonning Common, they and their families now face the risk and stress of having to find another place when many local schools are full.
There is still a need for more places due to the growing number of families in Reading, Caversham and Woodley, even though Reading Borough Council has worked with the Government to expand Maiden Erlegh, to open the new satellite site and the new UTC both at Crescent Road.
If the closure goes ahead teenagers at Highdown School, in Emmer Green, could also face hundreds of extra children coming to their school, when it already takes 1,200 students. Other Reading schools could also face having to take large numbers of extra pupils.
Labour is campaigning for Chiltern Edge to stay open and for a fair deal for all local families. With investment and support the school can improve its Ofsted rating.