I am delighted to hear that the Vale Academy Trust in Wantage has been successful in its bid to the Department for Education to open a new 'all through' Church of England academy for the children of Grove. The Trust is currently comprised of several local primary schools in Wantage and Grove and this will provide a seamless transition for pupils from primary to secondary education in the area. I wrote a letter to the Department supporting this bid, believing that this is a great opportunity for the village of Grove to have its own stand-alone school in the area from 2-16.
Home to School transport has long been a problem since we lost our free school transport for schoolchildren in Grove to attend secondary school in Wantage many years ago. I am also hoping that this will give the community of Grove extra facilities, which families can benefit from. Its is now very important that we all work together in what will be very exciting times ahead.