Barking parent power wins schools battle

I was extremely pleased to see that parents of children from Thames View have won their battle over the right school. My daughter is still fighting her battle as the one thing she asked is that her youngest son goes to the same school as his two brothers

I was extremely pleased to see that parents of children from Thames View have won their battle over the right school.

My daughter is still fighting her battle as the one thing she asked is that her youngest son goes to the same school as his two brothers.

The education department phased out the sibling criteria so he was not offered any of his preferences.

She is now tutoring him at home until such time a place is available to him at his first choice.


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In a borough such as this most families consist of more than one child, so you could potentially have three siblings attending three different schools in the borough.

This was initially instigated to stop families moving into the borough, getting one child into a school then moving out of borough and getting the remaining siblings into the same school.

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