Many have been disappointed that their children have not been offered places at the new
The key paragraph from the City Council’s policy is:
Where there are more applications than there are places remaining within a particular category, the direct line distance from home to school will be used as a tie-break.
This means that despite the building of a new secondary school in
There’s a basic political issue here as well as a practical one. The practical one first. As a parent, I have to do one of the following:
(a) send my child to Henbury or
(b) appeal against the decision and hope that I can prove some failure of process
(c) pay for an independent school
(d) apply for a school in North Somerset or
The political issue is this:
Why is it so hard for middle income urban families to find a secondary school for their children that they have confidence in? Isn’t this a basic right for tax-paying families?