Bo Peep wrote:
Also I think whatever school it is you've really got to keep the sibling rule, so that siblings are automatically offered a place where selection tests are not used, or given priority when they are and a sib is in borderzone.
Bo Peep, no problem with your wish, it seems that Brighton and hove are singing from the same song sheet as yourself.
Are there any exceptions?
If your child has SEN or already has a sibling at that school you will have overall priority for a place.
Brighton says under the code pupils who have brothers or sisters at the school they are trying to get into, or have special educational needs still have overall priority regardless of where they live.
Not sure what my view is... it seems that no matter what system is introduced their will always be a negative... it seems to me that investing in the future of all
schools, bringing them up to the level of teaching of all children regardless of their needs, would be an amazing start... <sighs>
I also worry that Brighton and Hove just manage to give the, 'Against 11+ band' more ammunition, thus fuelling their fight. I give it two days before they start waving their banners yet again.