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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Lack of school places causes worries for parents

Primary school places - or lack of them - are causing big worries for parents.

Last week it was Bristol, Somerset and Gloucestershire today Weston-super-Mare.

Our reporter, Richard Payne, is meeting a dad whose son goes round the corner to pre-school but can't get a school place on the same site. Instead has an offer of a place 2 miles away.

He's also speaking to a head of a secondary school and sixth form who agreed to a primary school on site only to have offer later withdrawn.

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