Build Theale a New School
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West Berkshire Council have taken the decision to withdraw the funding for a new Primary School for Theale, unless Theale Parish Council agree to release the necessary land by the end of January 2018. Therefore we (the undersigned) implore Theale Parish Council to reconsider their position and agree to release the lease on North Street playing fields forthwith.
If the new school is not built, the existing school will revert to 30 pupil (single form) entry and will therefore not be able to provide sufficient places for children living in Theale. This will mean families having to drive out of the village to take their children to school, which will increase traffic in the village, and put further strain on surrounding routes. Even for an intake of 30, the outside space has already been identified as inadequate for primary aged children who need physical and outdoor activities to further facilitate their learning.
Additionally, we are concerned that existing, excellent staff will, due to the poor working conditions they have, seek jobs elsewhere and we will lose our ‘Outstanding’ school, to the detriment of all existing and future pupils.
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