Author Archives: Christine Phillips

Fight for a school place

Girl is forced to stay at nursery as all primary schools are full Mark Blunden 7 Oct 2011 A four-year-old girl is being forced to stay at nursery instead of going to school because every primary in her borough is full. … Continue reading

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We are a goup of Mums fighting to get places for our children in reception classes. Our children have now been out of school for FIVE weeks, and should have started with their peers in September 2011. ‘You must home-school … Continue reading

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Making an appeal for a school place

If you are appealing against a decision made by an admissions authority, do visit this charity’s website http://www.ace-ed.org.uk/ where you can find a very helpful guide to writing an appeal, telling you which information to include. You can read more … Continue reading

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Shortage of places in London

London Councils has been lobbying on this issue since 2009. They predicted a shortage of 5,000 reception places in 2011, and more than 18,000 in 2014. Is anyone in government listening? http://tinyurl.com/69aewma Are you in the same position? Get in … Continue reading

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Mrs AG’s story

I have lived in Brent in London for 15 years, and applied for a school place this year for my four-year-old daughter along with everyone else. Brent hasn’t offered her a place at a single school and I don’t know where … Continue reading

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Grace’s story

A mother has described the heartbreak of telling her daughter that she cannot start school this week. Grace Gauthereau, of Temple Road, Cricklewood, is one of 70 four-year-olds and 102 five-year-old children who will not have a school place when … Continue reading

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