Bringing Reading Schools Closer Together


Achieving a seamless transfer into a Multi Academy Trust

Battle Primary Academy has had notable success recently, with its Ofsted judgement rising to ‘Good’ for the first time since joining NET Academies Trust in 2013. Read more →

Latest Ofsted monitoring visit of Reading children’s services judges progress to be slow, uneven and not always sustained

The ninth monitoring visit since children’s services was judged inadequate in June 2016, was published on Friday 19th July. Read more →

First choice offers fall for secondary schools, but rise for primaries

Against a national picture of first choice offers falling for both school phases, Reading bucked the trend for primaries, with a rise from 85.5% to 88.0% of families receiving their preferred school.  However this is not surprising, given the excess of primary places across the borough rising from 78 in 2018 to 302 in 2019.  Several schools are reporting concerns… Read more →

New Free School in Reading approved by DfE

Approval has been given for the Maiden Erlegh Trust to open a new secondary free school (for Years 7-11) named ‘River Academy’, which will be located in North Reading.  A site has yet to be agreed.  The successful bid was one of 22 approved last week, out of 124 received. Applications for secondary school places for September 2019 initially exceeded… Read more →

UTC Reading report in SchoolsWeek

Jess Staufenberg from SchoolsWeek looks inside the only UTC in the country rated Ofsted Outstanding.  Read her report here. Read more →

Spring Newsletter

See our newsletters page for our latest newsletter, which contains updates from our Spring events and the NGA Spring conference. Read more →

Equalities guidance

BFfC has circulated a toolkit for schools, which contains a questionnaire to be completed and shared with governors. Read more →

AGM and Reading Strategy event: 26th June at The Wren School

Please see our Events page for details and book directly with us. Read more →

Updates to the Ofsted Inspection Dashboard Summary Reports (IDSR)

The IDSR is the data dashboard used by Ofsted to explore progress and attainment in schools prior to inspection Read more →

Governor Survey

A short survey with 10 quick questions asking how you would like to see the RGA provide future services and events. Read more →