22 January 2024
MP meets heads of Garth Hill College and The Rise

Local MP James Sunderland met up with Keith Grainger, Head Teacher of Garth Hill College, and Philip Mortimer, Head of the Rise at Garth Hill College.

The Rise is a specialist learning centre for neurodiverse pupils, primarily those with autism.

After the visit, James said:

“I was impressed with the facilities available and how, where possible, pupils are integrated into mainstream classes.

“Every child deserves the best to realise their aspirations through opportunity and education. Many neurodiverse students go on to have successful and fulfilling careers. It is centres like the Rise that help them achieve.

“I am supportive of the efforts that Bracknell Forest Council continue to make to fix the issues of SEN in Bracknell Forest, but there is always more that can be done and I will continue to champion parents and children.” 


James Sunderland MP with Philip Mortimer and Keith Grainger.