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 More pupils get first choice primary school place this year

16 April 2019

Reading’s new children’s company, Brighter Futures for Children, has made sure all primary school pupils in the borough have a place for September, with 87% (1,644 pupils) getting their first choice and only 1% (36 pupils) offered a divert option. The number of applications for places at Reading’s primary schools has decreased for the third …

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64% of Reading students get first choice school on National Offer Day

01 March 2019

This year, Reading schools have been more popular than ever, with a greater number of residents choosing schools in the Borough than schools outside it. Reading Girls has increased in popularity this year and the WREN School, Highdown School and Maiden Erlegh, Reading all continue to be popular choices. Reading’s new children’s company, Brighter Futures …

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Support for Parents/Carers of Secondary Students in Reading – Self Harm Support – 27 February

22 February 2019

The Reading Young Peoples’ Emotional Wellbeing Partnership is delighted to offer a series of opportunities for parents/carers to find out more about a range of difficulties that young people may be facing, and how they can best support their child. The team of Educational Psychologists and Primary Mental Health Workers who work closely with school …

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Fostering Information Service Event Tonight

21 February 2019

Fostering Information Service Event 21 February, 2019 Reading Civic Centre, Bridge Street, RG1 2LU Committee Room 3 17:00 – 19:00 Have you ever considered fostering? Would you like to know more about the process? Our Fostering Information Service Events are run by experienced fostering social workers to help explain the fostering process. We regularly have …

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Make your voice heard

12 February 2019

The Reading Youth Cabinet elections are being held in March 2019 and we are looking for young people to put themselves forward to stand for election. Reading Youth Cabinet is an elected group of young people from all across Reading who run campaigns and work on a wide range of issues with different people. They …

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Norcot Early Years Centre ‘Outstanding’

06 February 2019

A Tilehurst nursery school has been judged ‘Outstanding’ following a recent Ofsted inspection. Norcot Early Years Centre has maintained the outstanding quality of education since the first Ofsted inspection in 2005. Inspectors commented that the school in Lyndhurst Road has continued to provide an exciting and stimulating curriculum alongside the exceptional care that was identified …

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