TRAK was set up by a group of Reading parents when the local grammar schools were consulting on admissions. The site promoted a lively debate (see 2014/15 campaign) and a petition getting hundreds of signatures from parents who feel the schools do little for the local community.
The schools decided to ignore overwhelming public opinion and continue to select pupils from a wide area which preserves their ranking in the final GCSE results which is achieved by selecting pupils most likely to do well at KS4.
Since then two new secondary schools have opened in Reading and the group have moved on to look at wider education policy. We still meet over a curry and beer to put the world to rights so if you’re in the Reading area, have an open and inquiring mind and want to contribute to the debate then drop us a line.