Bristol Primary Admissions Crisis (“BPAC”) was originally set up to support parents whose children failed to get a Bristol school place for the 2009-2010 entry. Because the problem has not gone away, BPAC has supported parents in 2010-2011 and now again in 2011-2012.
BPAC was founded by parents whose children were not offered a place at any of their three preferred schools. It has since been carried forward by parents whose children can’t even get a place in a relatively local school (let alone the first three choices). We want to encourage parents in ALL areas of the city to campaign for a local solution for their problem and hope that BPAC can become an umbrella organisation for local groups, where it makes sense to pool resources and numbers.
There are also local campaigns and action groups which have their own specific focus. But wherever possible, we are trying to pool resources and information, to be as effective as possible.