Parents needed to show support for free school
October 11, 2012
Parents in favour of a new free school in Wokingham are needed to show their support for the plans.
A group of mums and dads are working to set up Evendons Free School, but to secure the backing of an educational trust they must prove there is enough demand.
The committee is also trying to find a suitable site in south Wokingham, around the Evendons Lane area, to set up the school for children aged four to 11 years.
Victoria Webb, a member of the committee, said: “The group has taken on board opinions from the community to create their vision for the school.
“Our principal aim is to provide a safe and caring community-led school for our children to grow and flourish.
“We are committed to providing a fun and vibrant learning environment with a focus on academic excellence in English and STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects, encouraging creativity in the arts, camaraderie in sport and nurturing respect for others and the environment.
“We will engage with the wider business community to ensure we embed a culture of enterprise and entrepreneurship to complement academic achievement and
instil the behaviours and attitudes required to succeed in life and work.”
The committee aims to set up and open the school for September 2013.
Visit www.evendonsfreeschool.co.uk or find Evendons Free School on Facebook.