Change to Windsor's school system up for discussion
The issue of the rising demand for school places in Windsor's senior schools will be discussed at a Royal Borough cabinet meeting tonight (Wednesday).
A report from the overview and scrutiny panel for children's services has recommended two options to cope with the expected large shortfall for places in upper schools by 2018.
The panel's report firstly recommends that the three senior schools in the area, Windsor Boys' School, Windsor Girls' School and Churchmead School be expanded.
The second recommendation is to alter the Windsor system of schooling from it's current three tier structure to a two-tier one.
Currently, pupils in Windsor transfer from first to middle schools at the age of nine and on to senior schools aged 13. A two tier system would see pupils transfer once at the age of 11 from a primary to a secondary school.
The meeting takes place tonight at 6pm at the Guidhall in High Street.