|New School: Better Here Than RBH|
Now the plans for a 900 pupils school also get Rob Wilson off the hook for his always bonkers plan of siting a new school at the Royal Berks Hospital campus on London Road as this is now, apparently, too small.
However, what has not been widely advertised is that the Maiden Erlegh plan is not for a full secondary school at all, but would be limited to being a school for 11 to 16 year olds only - a fact, which in fairness, is included on their website. As this news filters out, it is already causing much disgruntlement in east Reading and a growing belief that Wilson has once again sold the community short.
Meanwhile Wilson seems to prefer spending his time criticising Reading schools from the safety of Westminster rather than engage with Reading Borough Council in any constructive dialogue. A nice way to represent the town!