I also agree with the postings of another contributor that the "Priority Circle" is effectively a catchment area by another name.
My understanding is that the word 'catchment' has been replaced with 'priority'. The net result is the same but it is intended to end the notion that living 'in catchment' entitles one's child to a place.
...the single greatest weakness in the state Comprehensive sytem is the doctrine that schools outside the system (independants) and that Devil of Devils the Selective school inhibit the true operation and function (of the Comprehensive)
But this is true and it must be very frustrating for those trying to operate a comprehensive system.
To me, whatever merits this argument holds, it is Stalinist thinking and deserves to go the way of the Cold War.
a state education system and this is a good thing! The problem arises because there is little consistency in LEA approach leading to incompatibilty of objectives. I would like to see a more
Edited to add: One way or the other - selective or comprehensive. In my opinion both systems can work educationally. Socially, though, is a whole other topic!