Monthly Archives: December 2014


The University of Durham’s Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM) tests are being used to decide who gets a place at an increasing number of our state funded grammar schools.  Given the increased importance these tests are playing in the … Continue reading

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Information Security Policy

1. INTRODUCTION TRAK will be undertaking research, scholarship and learning and is heavily dependent on using information in whatever form and wherever it exists.  Because of its importance, we recognise that this organisation must protect its information assets.  We will … Continue reading

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Proposed Catchment

We understand that in the 1990s Reading and Kendrick Schools mainly took children from the Borough of Reading but this was extended at some point to open up admissions to a far wider area. Whenever a line is drawn on … Continue reading


2015 campaign

Some time towards the end of 2014, notices quietly appeared, buried deep in the admissions pages of Reading’s two grammar schools’ websites saying they were consulting on admissions.  It was clear that the schools preferred to keep such ‘consultation’ to … Continue reading