Boy misses out on school place by 12 inches

A boy from Kent has missed out on a place at his preferred school, by a distance of just 12 inches! Tom Calladine from Tenham Teynham wanted to go to Fulston Manor School in Sittingbourne.

But he was beaten by a child living a fraction closer. Tom's mum claims officials have got it wrong. Malcolm Shaw takes up the story.

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School catchment area row

An 11 year old boy from Kent has missed out on a place at his preferred school - by just 12 inches.