Wokingham Borough Council
United Kingdom

The new Maiden Erlegh catchment for Lower Earley seems great in principle. However the school will be at least 30 places short each year - those children will need to walk upto 3 miles to Bulmershe school.

We propose that The Forest school - less than 1 mile from Lower Earley, shares the catchment with Maiden Erlegh. Although boys only, its results and approach would attract enough boys from Lower Earley to create spaces for our girls at Maiden Erlegh.

Currently Forest and Holt are treated as a shared catchment, which makes little sense as they are miles apart. When oversubscribed 'radial distance' is used to decide who is successful in gaining a place at each school. This radial distance is not taken from a mid point - but the exact location of each school (highlighing that they do not service their current catchments equally).

We the residents of Lower Earley ask for the new proposed Maiden Erlegh catchment of Lower Earley to also include the nearby Forest school. So the children of Lower Earley would be encouraged to attend one of their two most local schools.

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The Forest as a shared catchment school for Lower Earley petition to Wokingham Borough Council was written by David Matthews and is in the category Education at GoPetition.