Hot off the press (in fact, not even in the press yet): Bristol has been allocated £18 million of the required £110 million in funding needed to meet the immediate needs of school children in Bristol. According to BBC Bristol, the city has received the fifth largest sum of money. No other details are available … Continue reading
An article in this morning’s paper confirms that parents appealing the Council’s primary school allocation decisions will have no chance of winning the appeal. Which is also reinforced by letters they’ve sent out to parents over the last week.
At Tuesday (22/06/11) evening’s Full Council meeting, councilors debated the schools problem for almost an hour – with representations from all parties. You can view the webcast of the debate by clicking the image below. But if you haven’t got time to watch, interesting learnings for parents are that … Councilors freely admit that they’ve … Continue reading
It is thought an extra 3,000 primary school places will be needed in Bristol by 2015. Bristol’s Liberal Democrats are calling on the Education Secretary Michael Gove to pledge support to solve the primary school places crisis in the city, saying it is not clear what funds they will have over the next few years. … Continue reading
Hot off the press from the Full Council Meeting (Tuesday night) comes news that of all those children who do NOT have siblings to help get them into school (under the Sibling Rule), one in ten children will not get a place in a local school. This is right across Bristol, and it’s madness. More … Continue reading
Parents of Bristol based children – sorry to alarm you. But there is a problem which many of you are about to encounter. We know this because we’re just going through this problem this year, and the problem is getting worse every year. In a nutshell: if you live in Bristol it’s quite likely that … Continue reading