Boosting primary school places in Reading

The issue:
Due to a historic lack of planning, Reading currently has a large shortage of primary school places.
Achievements to date:
  • As a Parliamentary Candidate, Alok supported the bid by All Saints Infants School to expand its pupil numbers from 60 to 120 pupils and become a full primary school.
  • Following the General Election, Alok supported the successful application to set up All Saints Junior School as one of the first Free Schools in the country.
  • Alok supported Wilson Primary School’s bid for planning permission to enable the school to expand and to take on an additional 210 pupils.
Next Steps:
Alok will continue to work with schools and local education groups to increase the number of primary school places that can offer children an excellent education.
Alok says:
“I was honoured to campaign alongside All Saints Action Group in its extremely successful campaign to open a new primary school, which was an excellent example of the great community spirit and can-do attitude in our town.”


I’m not currently an MP, as Parliament has been dissolved until after the General Election on 12th December 2019. This website will not be updated during the election campaign and is for reference of my work when I was a Member of Parliament.

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