Petition calls on council to help modernise Wargrave infant and junior schools

Parents in Wargrave want Wokingham Borough Council to upgrade or replace the village's infant and junior schools Picture: Katie Phillips from Pixabay

A PETITION calling on Wokingham Borough Council to upgrade two primary schools was presented to Wokingham Borough Council’s meeting on Thursday, September 24.

Cllr John Halsall read out the citation on behalf of the residents in his ward.

It calls for either a new school to be built in Wargrave, or to modernise the existing buildings used by Robert Piggott infant and junior schools.

The petition states: “Robert Piggott Infant and Junior School have been in discussion with Wokingham Borough Council since 2008 to start a new project called One School One Site. It also proposes to merge the two schools to one single site in the village of Wargrave. For a number of reasons, this has not progressed.

“During this time, the current buildings have deteriorated and really need repair. Both schools are in desperate need of modernisation to meet the educational needs of the children. We need investment.

“We the undersigned petition Wokingham Borough Council to invest in the future of Robert Piggott Infant and Junior School either through One School, One Site project to relocate the school in the village of Wargrave or investment in the existing buildings at both the infant and junior schools to make them fit for outstanding education of the children in our local community.”

Cllr Halsall thanked the meeting for allowing him to present the petition and Cllr Keith Baker, as mayor chairing the meeting, said it would be passed on “to ensure it gets to the right people”.

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