MP stands up for Bulmershe SchoolBy Caroline Cook
September 21, 2011
The MP for Woodley pledged his support for the improvement of The Bulmershe School when he went along to congratulate pupils on their exam results.
Reading East MP Rob Wilson said he hoped to see developments at the school in Chequers Way, which has been earmarked for investment by Wokingham Borough Council.
Mr Wilson said: “I know that the local authority is continuing to work with the school to make improvements across the curriculum as well as learning and teaching skills for example.
“I hope we will soon see some new investment into the school also. The Bulmershe School has every chance to become an even higher performing local school and I will be doing as much as I can to support its continuing increases in attainment.”
Earlier this year the school began drawing up improvement proposals alongside councillors and officers from Wokingham Borough Council with the hope of securing funding later this year. Mr Wilson went along to the school on September 9, to congratulate pupils on their GCSE results.
The number of pupils achieving A* to C in any subject jumped from 47.5 per cent in 2010 to 78 per cent this year, with 55 per cent achieving five A* to C grades including English and Maths. The council will discuss plans for Bulmershe’s future at a meeting tomorrow (Thursday) at Shute End, where Woodley councillor Beth Rowland is to ask about plans to invest in the school.