The school place debate

One of our councils is holding emergency meetings to make more school places available - while elsewhere 99% of children have been offered a place at their first choice school. Where do you stand?

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Council's attempt to plug hole in school places

Parents in Reading have been assured that, despite a shortage of primary school places, there will be enough for September. The Borough Council says because of an increasing birth rate, there will be a problem for 2014 unless action is taken.

The authority says it's looking at measures including school expansions. A detailed report will be delivered to it's Cabinet on Monday.


First choice school offers

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Letters are being posted today to inform parents in the Medway of the primary school their child has been offered for September 2013. Latest figures show 99.53% of Medway pupils have got an offer of a place at one of their preferred junior schools, with 99.15% getting their first choice.

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