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Parents Fight For School Places

Tens of thousands of parents across the region found out where their children will start their school life this week. But not everyone is happy.

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Parents in Weston-Super-Mare unhappy with primary school choices

A group of parents from Somerset are vowing to fight their local authority over the choice of primary school given to their children. Some have been offered alternatives more than two miles away when they live within just 300 metres of their preferred school.

The problem seems to have arisen in Weston-Super-Mare because plans to create a new primary school didn't get funding at the last minute. It comes amid an admissions crisis across the UK as a baby boom and immigration put pressure on primary schools.

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