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Whitley Fun Day on 13 July at the JMA

This year’s Whitley fun day will be held in the grounds of the John Madejski Academy (JMA), Hartland Road, Reading on Saturday 13 July from 12 noon until 4pm.

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Planning applications in Church, Katesgrove, Redlands and Whitley wards for the week ending 4 May

There were ten new planning applications for Church, Katesgrove, Redlands and Whitley wards this week. They may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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Reading Borough Council discusses south Reading at planning applications committee this week


Reading Borough Council will be discussing issues in south Reading during planning applications committee next week.

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Hartland Road – Reading half marathon pictures

Leading Group on Hartland Road

After the racers left Green Park and the Bennet Road gyratory behind them they head up the hill of Hartland Road at about the 2 mile mark. Our on-the-spot photographer sent us some photographs of the Reading Sage half marathon as it unfolded.

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Sage Reading half marathon on Sunday 17 March

Black History Mural on race day 2018

Last year, the Reading half marathon was called off at short notice because of treacherous, icy conditions on the roads. The weather remains unpredictable this year; Reading may have had some of its best summer weather in February!

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Planning applications in south Reading during the week ending 9 March

These planning applications may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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Planning applications in south Reading during the week ending 23 February

These planning applications may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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Tree planting ceremony on Hartland Road

Group photo after the ceremonial planting

Reading Tree Wardens organised a tree planting ceremony on Hartland Road, Whitley on 14 February to mark the completion of the avenue of trees along the road.

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JMA Rockets girls’ basketball team become national cup champions

By Emma Throp, JMA marketing and communications.
The John Madejski Academy’s JMA Rockets under-18 girls’ team was crowned national cup champions after defeating previous champions, Charnwood College Riders, in a thrilling game at the Essex University arena on 18 January.

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Planning applications in south Reading during the week ending 19 January

Former East Street car park

These planning applications may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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The John Madejski Academy gets a new principal

Camilla Thornalley, interim JMA principal. Photo courtesy of (c) John Madejski Academy, Reading.

Whitley’s John Madejski Academy (JMA) has a new interim principal in Camilla Thornalley. She has replaced Laura Ellener, who started a new job as head teacher at Chiswick School, a 1300-student secondary academy in Hounslow, earlier this year.

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More trees to be planted in Hartland Road

Investec volunteers and Reading Tree Wardens

Reading Tree Wardens will be planting more trees along Hartland Road in Whitley on Tuesday 12 February. This follows on from the exercise in March last year (pictured above).

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Planning applications in south Reading during the week ending 22 December

These planning applications may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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An exciting start to a new academic year for JMA performing arts

As the new academic year starts at school, it’s always good (well, sometimes good) to look back at recent successes, be proud, then move on.

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GCSE success at the John Madejski Academy

From the John Madejski Academy.

Students, parents and staff at the John Madejski Academy (JMA) in Whitley have been celebrating GCSE success this week.

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John Madejski Academy concert on 19 June

Students from the John Madejski Academy on Hartland Road, Whitley will be performing in a public concert at the school on Tuesday 19 June at 6.30pm.

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A meeting of mathematical minds

I joined thirteen students from year nine of Whitley’s John Madejski Academy (JMA) on a day trip to Reading University in March this year, organised by the JMA’s head of mathematics, Mrs Pareek.

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A rendering in suburbia. ‘One for the Road’ at the JMA

Students from the John Madejski Academy (JMA) performed Harold Pinter‘s dark and troubling one-act play One for the Road on 21 March. The play remains just as relevant in our modern world of nihilistic global tyranny as it was when first performed in 1984.

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Hartland Road Tree Transformation

A newly planted evergreen oak

Reading Tree Wardens, volunteers from Investec Asset Finance and Reading Borough Council (RBC) trees team all took part in a tree planting day on Hartland Road in Whitley on Thursday 8 March.

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JMA choir perform at Let’s Sing 2018 on 26 March

The John Madejski Academy (JMA) choir will be finalists in the mayor of Reading’s choir competition at the Hexagon on Monday 26 March. This choir competition was postponed from 1 March due to bad weather.

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