This Constituency attracts families who want to benefit from the availability of a high quality of state education for all children. Several of our primary and Academy schools are regarded as offering the best standards of education and this includes both Secondary Academies and Grammars. However, we must face up to the fact that there are also some significant areas within the Constituency with problems where standards need to be raised.
Following the closure of Burnham Park Academy, I support the opening on the same site of a new Academy, taking pupils through from the very start to the end of their school education. I support initiatives to prepare our young people for the world of work including plans for vocational education including apprenticeships.
I will continue to work with the County Council to ensure that home to school, transport is available to those who need it.