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Just in: Bristol to receive £18M in funding for primary schools

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

Primary school allocations to be announced in April (from 2014)

According to the BBC this morning, the Government has announced that all Councils around the country will have to announce primary school allocations on the same day – April 14 – from 2015 (as it will be introduced from Autumn 2014). A small piece of good news for parents.  At least that will give us … Continue reading

New petition launched – please sign it and pass it on

A new petition has been launched today, giving more people the chance to add their “voice” and get some action from the Bristol City Council and central government. Please (1) sign it and (2) spread it out to your networks of friends, contacts and family.  Without sufficient numbers of people signing this petition, the BCC … Continue reading

Evening Post: Parents have “no chance” of winning appeal

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.

Bristol City Councilors confirm significant problem

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

ITV: school places debate

Worried parents whose children have failed to secure places at the primary school of their choice are taking their protest direct to council leaders tonight (21st June). Hundreds face missing out on Bristol’s most popular schools which are heavily oversubscribed. Some four-year-olds have been offered alternative schools several miles from their home. By: Richard Payne

In 2011, one in every ten children is missing out!

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

Not enough school places – right across Bristol

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

Problems in Redland – what’s all the fuss about?

Parents of Redland 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 Redland it’s quite likely that your … Continue reading

Here we go again.. 2011: Another Crisis

They’ve done it again – another Primary Admissions Crisis. Parents in both North and South Bristol have been let done by Bristol City Council. If you are an affected parent in North Bristol, please come along to the Westbury Park Tavern (opposite Waitrose) on Tuesday 10th May at 7pm to meet other parents in the … Continue reading