Calls to protect White House School site from developersBy Laura Herbert
March 01, 2013
Parents behind the Evendons Free School Project are lobbying the council to protect the former White House School site from housing development.
The site, in Finchampstead Road, is the group's preferred location to set up the borough's second free school.
The committee has received the backing of education provider CfBT and an application for a primary school serving children in the Evendons area has been submitted to the Department for Education (DfE).
Parents and the CfBT are set to be interviewed by the DfE on Friday, March 8.
The group will next meet at Evendons Hall, in Evendons Lane, at 8pm on Tuesday and welcome anyone who supports the plans and lobbying Wokingham Borough Council.
A spokeswoman for the project said: "We need your support to help lobby the council to ensure the site remains for use by the community, and does not just become the latest piece of land to be sold for yet another housing development.
"With your help, our mission is to ensure children in the Evendons area aren’t diverted to schools all over the borough but get the chance to go to a school in the area and community where they live.
"We value your support and would encourage you to come along to meet the group, to hear our plans and to find out how you can help prevent housing development on the White House School site."
To find out more follow the group on Twitter or find them on Facebook.