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School Inspector Warns Dorset Primary Over Books


8:05am 4th February 2014

The largest primary school in Dorset need thousands of pounds to meet Ofsted demands.

A recent inspection of Holy Trinity in Weymouth found the school needed to replace hundreds of books in every year group.

700 children go to the school and up to date books are needed in every year.

It's going to cost £14,000 to get the new books and Governors has turned to local businesses to sponsor their cause.

Chair of Governors at Holy Trinity Helen Keedy told Wessex FM teaching youngsters to read is crucial;

"Being able to give a child the gift of picking up a book and read and enjoy is one of the greatest things that any school can provide and it's also very valuable for parents because it's an opportunity for them to spend quality time with their children after school, and help them develop their reading skills and share the learning together. This is an imperative project we've taken on."

Governor Keedy says the amount needed to buy the books is a lot considering the times;

"If we take the money out of the school budget and the school tries to buy all the books on its own, which I'm sure you can appreciate, other resources that the School desperately  needs won't be provided."

Keedy told us a number of local businesses have already stepped in to help and they're looking for more donations too. Anyone wishing to contact the School should call Mrs Pye on 01305 783200.

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