Wycombe mum blasts council after son allocated school place in Burnham

Bucks Free Press: Wycombe mum blasts council after son allocated school place in Burnham Wycombe mum blasts council after son allocated school place in Burnham

A FURIOUS High Wycombe mother has blasted the county council after her son was allocated a place at a school in Burnham.

Taya Caunt, 30, says she will either have to quit her job or arrange home education for Kyle because she will not allow him to make the 38 mile round trip on public transport to Burnham Park Academy.

The academy in Stomp Road is not served by Buckinghamshire County Council’s home-to-school transport from High Wycombe.

Meaning Kyle would have to walk from his West End Street home to Wycombe bus station, travel to Slough and then catch a second bus from Slough to the school every day - and then repeat the journey home.

Miss Caunt said she was "spitting flames" when she found out Kyle had not been handed a place at any of the five schools they had applied to.

She said: "It is an irresponsible decision and a ridiculous system.

Kyle's home (marked A above) and Burnham Park Academy (B).

"It broke my heart to see the look on his face when he realised he didn’t get into his two first choice schools and was being split from his friends.

"But how am I supposed to get my son to Burnham every day? It’s impossible unless I quit my job."

The administration clerk said West Wycombe Combined, where her daughter attends, only has a 15 minute window when its gates are open.

She added: "It’s an hour round trip, possibly longer in traffic, to Burnham - so I’d have to leave home with both children at 7.30am to allow enough time to get there and back. It’s ridiculous."

Miss Caunt said it was made worse when she found out one of Kyle’s friends only listed one school but was still handed a place at Wye Valley School in Bourne End.

She said: "I was not late with the application and I do not understand how we get to a position where, not only all of our choices are full, but Burnham is the nearest school with a place for a boy from Wycombe?"

Miss Caunt said she has been advised to appeal by Steve Baker MP but was dreading going through the "stressful and exhausting" process for a second time, after she failed to switch her daughter’s school.

She said: "I’m so angry the local authorities feel this is acceptable. I do not understand the point of having a form to choose six schools, when they withhold the right to place your child wherever they like."

BCC said it usually offers children a place at the nearest available school in the event parents fail with their preference choices.

All Wycombe schools were filled on March 3, with Kyle missing out on a place at Cressex - his catchment school - by 0.6miles and Wye Valley by 0.1miles as there were children without a place who lived closer.

It left Burnham as the closest school to Kyle with an available space, the council said.

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2:03pm Fri 14 Mar 14

tigeran says...

Unbelievable. This proves the council are only interested in building homes whilst tearing down schools and thus creating a shortage of places purely to satisfy the demands of the governments pledge to the EU, undoubtedly some public sector officials are raking in huge bonuses due to this. People no longer come first, bonuses and huge pensions are the aim of top public sector workers nowadays. It needs to be addressed.
Unbelievable. This proves the council are only interested in building homes whilst tearing down schools and thus creating a shortage of places purely to satisfy the demands of the governments pledge to the EU, undoubtedly some public sector officials are raking in huge bonuses due to this. People no longer come first, bonuses and huge pensions are the aim of top public sector workers nowadays. It needs to be addressed. tigeran
  • Score: 26

2:54pm Fri 14 Mar 14

MCarey says...

You have to appeal Taya, this is just plain wrong your son deserves a place at a local school, fight it! The council need to sort this and soon. Keep your story in the news until someone does something xx
You have to appeal Taya, this is just plain wrong your son deserves a place at a local school, fight it! The council need to sort this and soon. Keep your story in the news until someone does something xx MCarey
  • Score: 56

3:27pm Fri 14 Mar 14

BucksComment says...

Ahh BCC, another example of why we pay you money.
Ahh BCC, another example of why we pay you money. BucksComment
  • Score: 18

3:55pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Bill Taxpayer says...

Take the place. When those idiots at the County Transport Dept realise they have to pay for a taxi every day for your son, they'll change their minds!
Take the place. When those idiots at the County Transport Dept realise they have to pay for a taxi every day for your son, they'll change their minds! Bill Taxpayer
  • Score: 31

4:06pm Fri 14 Mar 14

1wycombe says...

we need a revolution like ukraine....hahahah
we need a revolution like ukraine....hahahah 1wycombe
  • Score: 14

4:35pm Fri 14 Mar 14

BucksDad1971 says...

We're in exactly the same position. Outrageous situation and we will be appealing.
Maybe there should be an investigation into how many "out of county" kids have filled up the spaces of Wycombe and Marlow schools.
We're in exactly the same position. Outrageous situation and we will be appealing. Maybe there should be an investigation into how many "out of county" kids have filled up the spaces of Wycombe and Marlow schools. BucksDad1971
  • Score: 54

4:49pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Studentbob says...

Sadly, this is not an uncommon situation, and it is only going to get worse as more and more schools are allowed to set their own selection policies, and the tory dinasours in County Hall continue to defend, against all evidence, the archaic grammar school system.
There is of course an alternative.
Any self respecting education authority would factor in projected rises in the local population when building or extending schools. But not in Bucks; our leaders' laissez faire attitude to the whole system is ruining children's life chances before they're barely out of short trousers. Then they deny all responsibility by saying that they have no control over applications.
Despite recent spin in the national press regarding the "tutor-proof" tests, it seems that the number of children from state primaries to gain a grammar school place has fallen. Surely now the time has come for all Bucks parents to say enough is enough, let's end this unjust system and build an education system that we can all support.
Sadly, this is not an uncommon situation, and it is only going to get worse as more and more schools are allowed to set their own selection policies, and the tory dinasours in County Hall continue to defend, against all evidence, the archaic grammar school system. There is of course an alternative. Any self respecting education authority would factor in projected rises in the local population when building or extending schools. But not in Bucks; our leaders' laissez faire attitude to the whole system is ruining children's life chances before they're barely out of short trousers. Then they deny all responsibility by saying that they have no control over applications. Despite recent spin in the national press regarding the "tutor-proof" tests, it seems that the number of children from state primaries to gain a grammar school place has fallen. Surely now the time has come for all Bucks parents to say enough is enough, let's end this unjust system and build an education system that we can all support. Studentbob
  • Score: 13

4:49pm Fri 14 Mar 14

thethe says...

If they run a school bus from near home to Burnham then it should be fine. But if not then you would have reasonable grounds to appeal.
If they run a school bus from near home to Burnham then it should be fine. But if not then you would have reasonable grounds to appeal. thethe
  • Score: 6

4:58pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Studentbob says...

thethe wrote:
If they run a school bus from near home to Burnham then it should be fine. But if not then you would have reasonable grounds to appeal.
There is nothing "fine" in travelling 19 miles to school, even if a free bus is provided. The child will effectively be excluded from after school activities such as sports, music, drama; all the things that complete a childs education and development.
[quote][p][bold]thethe[/bold] wrote: If they run a school bus from near home to Burnham then it should be fine. But if not then you would have reasonable grounds to appeal.[/p][/quote]There is nothing "fine" in travelling 19 miles to school, even if a free bus is provided. The child will effectively be excluded from after school activities such as sports, music, drama; all the things that complete a childs education and development. Studentbob
  • Score: 53

5:09pm Fri 14 Mar 14

page3 says...

Crazy situation, although I make it 'only' a 20 mile round trip.

Hope you get it sorted.
Crazy situation, although I make it 'only' a 20 mile round trip. Hope you get it sorted. page3
  • Score: -7

7:32pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Marlow Mum says...

"All Wycombe schools were filled on March 3, with Kyle missing out on a place at Cressex - his catchment school - by 0.6miles and Wye Valley by 0.1miles as their were children without a place who lived closer."

Awful story and I feel genuinely sorry for this kid. Hope they get it sorted soon (and I'm sure they will, now that it's all over the papers...)
However - yet again - BFP forgot to spell-check its editorial. 'Their were children?' or '*there* were children?' Come on BFP - this is simple stuff...
"All Wycombe schools were filled on March 3, with Kyle missing out on a place at Cressex - his catchment school - by 0.6miles and Wye Valley by 0.1miles as their were children without a place who lived closer." Awful story and I feel genuinely sorry for this kid. Hope they get it sorted soon (and I'm sure they will, now that it's all over the papers...) However - yet again - BFP forgot to spell-check its editorial. 'Their were children?' or '*there* were children?' Come on BFP - this is simple stuff... Marlow Mum
  • Score: 10

7:48pm Fri 14 Mar 14

u r joking says...

If BCC didn't close schools at terriers Downley and flackwell Heath just to keep the RGS open they would have been plenty of spaces to choose
If BCC didn't close schools at terriers Downley and flackwell Heath just to keep the RGS open they would have been plenty of spaces to choose u r joking
  • Score: 10

8:43pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

Studentbob wrote:
Sadly, this is not an uncommon situation, and it is only going to get worse as more and more schools are allowed to set their own selection policies, and the tory dinasours in County Hall continue to defend, against all evidence, the archaic grammar school system.
There is of course an alternative.
Any self respecting education authority would factor in projected rises in the local population when building or extending schools. But not in Bucks; our leaders' laissez faire attitude to the whole system is ruining children's life chances before they're barely out of short trousers. Then they deny all responsibility by saying that they have no control over applications.
Despite recent spin in the national press regarding the "tutor-proof" tests, it seems that the number of children from state primaries to gain a grammar school place has fallen. Surely now the time has come for all Bucks parents to say enough is enough, let's end this unjust system and build an education system that we can all support.
This is Communism and sour grapes - how can you say that when only last October Philip Wayne, head teacher of Chesham Grammar School and chairman of Bucks Grammar School Heads Association, said - when commending the finally-perfected 11+ :


‘It was an excellent partnership between grammar schools, primary schools and the county council admissions service. Data is being analysed, but early feedback from our primary headteacher colleagues is that the test was appropriate for the purpose for which it was designed. There are superb schools all over the county to inspire children to learn and achieve." ?


Kyle Caunt is part of a system of excellence.

In any case ‘administration clerk’ - this sounds working-class - who does Miss Caunt think local schools are for - her son is local and was not coached or privately educated - seems to me Mum is giving her boy ideas above his station.
[quote][p][bold]Studentbob[/bold] wrote: Sadly, this is not an uncommon situation, and it is only going to get worse as more and more schools are allowed to set their own selection policies, and the tory dinasours in County Hall continue to defend, against all evidence, the archaic grammar school system. There is of course an alternative. Any self respecting education authority would factor in projected rises in the local population when building or extending schools. But not in Bucks; our leaders' laissez faire attitude to the whole system is ruining children's life chances before they're barely out of short trousers. Then they deny all responsibility by saying that they have no control over applications. Despite recent spin in the national press regarding the "tutor-proof" tests, it seems that the number of children from state primaries to gain a grammar school place has fallen. Surely now the time has come for all Bucks parents to say enough is enough, let's end this unjust system and build an education system that we can all support.[/p][/quote]This is Communism and sour grapes - how can you say that when only last October Philip Wayne, head teacher of Chesham Grammar School and chairman of Bucks Grammar School Heads Association, said - when commending the finally-perfected 11+ : [italic] ‘It was an excellent partnership between grammar schools, primary schools and the county council admissions service. Data is being analysed, but early feedback from our primary headteacher colleagues is that the test was appropriate for the purpose for which it was designed. There are superb schools all over the county to inspire children to learn and achieve." ? [/italic] Kyle Caunt is part of a system of excellence. In any case ‘administration clerk’ - this sounds working-class - who does Miss Caunt think local schools are for - her son is local and was not coached or privately educated - seems to me Mum is giving her boy ideas above his station. Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: -1

8:46pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

What's the betting that Mike Appleyard or Sue Imbriano will stay completely silent or dismiss it as an exceptional glitch on an otherwise flawless background of excellence?
What's the betting that Mike Appleyard or Sue Imbriano will stay completely silent or dismiss it as an exceptional glitch on an otherwise flawless background of excellence? Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: 12

8:48pm Fri 14 Mar 14

spottydotty says...

For once, I take my hat off to the proof readers...
For once, I take my hat off to the proof readers... spottydotty
  • Score: 0

9:17pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

spottydotty wrote:
For once, I take my hat off to the proof readers...
I am not a proof reader but I will join you on that.
[quote][p][bold]spottydotty[/bold] wrote: For once, I take my hat off to the proof readers...[/p][/quote]I am not a proof reader but I will join you on that. Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: 1

9:23pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

u r joking wrote:
If BCC didn't close schools at terriers Downley and flackwell Heath just to keep the RGS open they would have been plenty of spaces to choose
See my comments above in reply to 'Studentbob' you malcontent:


‘... an excellent partnership between grammar schools, primary schools and the county council admissions service. Data is being analysed, but early feedback from our primary headteacher colleagues is that the test was appropriate for the purpose for which it was designed. There are superb schools all over the county to inspire children to learn and achieve." ?



(How many primary headteachers - watching talented children being wasted and untalented ones being forced to try and be something they are not - actually support this system?)
[quote][p][bold]u r joking[/bold] wrote: If BCC didn't close schools at terriers Downley and flackwell Heath just to keep the RGS open they would have been plenty of spaces to choose[/p][/quote]See my comments above in reply to 'Studentbob' you malcontent:[italic] ‘... an excellent partnership between grammar schools, primary schools and the county council admissions service. Data is being analysed, but early feedback from our primary headteacher colleagues is that the test was appropriate for the purpose for which it was designed. There are superb schools all over the county to inspire children to learn and achieve." ? [/italic] (How many primary headteachers - watching talented children being wasted and untalented ones being forced to try and be something they are not - actually support this system?) Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: 4

9:13am Sat 15 Mar 14

demoness the second says...

Naive question so please don't all jump on me at once.
Back in the day when my children took 11 plus - the choice was either the nearest Grammar school ( you could apply to others but you had to give good reasons) and if the child did not get to the grammar, then it was the nearest secondary modern. Occasionally kids went further afield but it was made clear that preference had to be given to children in the catchment area.
This was about 15 years ago.
When did this all change? How is it now schools are able to pick and choose so much and why the heck was this young lad not given a school closest to him?
Something is rotten in the education department .
Naive question so please don't all jump on me at once. Back in the day when my children took 11 plus - the choice was either the nearest Grammar school ( you could apply to others but you had to give good reasons) and if the child did not get to the grammar, then it was the nearest secondary modern. Occasionally kids went further afield but it was made clear that preference had to be given to children in the catchment area. This was about 15 years ago. When did this all change? How is it now schools are able to pick and choose so much and why the heck was this young lad not given a school closest to him? Something is rotten in the education department . demoness the second
  • Score: 15

11:20am Sat 15 Mar 14

geoffW says...

Parents wanted freedom of choice. Parents were given freedom of choice.

The obvious outcome would be that, because of numbers, some would not get their first choice and a small minority wouldn't even get their second choice.

The idea of choice was to let parents have a say in their child's education. It gave them a chance to move their child away from poorly performing schools or to be able to move their child away from other children who may have caused problems for their child.

The problem occurs when too many parents/children plump for a small minority of schools.

It does not help that secondary schools now offer specialisms which can make the school look more attractive.
It does not help when league tables are published showing which schools, at that moment in time, were the worst performing and therefore could be considered the ones to avoid.

Parents wanted it. Parents got it.

The same goes for the 11+. Ask parents of children in years 4 and below (especially when that child is their eldest and the first to go through the system) and a majority are all for the 11+. Ask parents after the 11+ has been completed and the results have come out and suddenly the figures change ... because some of the little darlings didn't pass. Then it suddenly becomes unfair.

Be careful what you wish for!
Parents wanted freedom of choice. Parents were given freedom of choice. The obvious outcome would be that, because of numbers, some would not get their first choice and a small minority wouldn't even get their second choice. The idea of choice was to let parents have a say in their child's education. It gave them a chance to move their child away from poorly performing schools or to be able to move their child away from other children who may have caused problems for their child. The problem occurs when too many parents/children plump for a small minority of schools. It does not help that secondary schools now offer specialisms which can make the school look more attractive. It does not help when league tables are published showing which schools, at that moment in time, were the worst performing and therefore could be considered the ones to avoid. Parents wanted it. Parents got it. The same goes for the 11+. Ask parents of children in years 4 and below (especially when that child is their eldest and the first to go through the system) and a majority are all for the 11+. Ask parents after the 11+ has been completed and the results have come out and suddenly the figures change ... because some of the little darlings didn't pass. Then it suddenly becomes unfair. Be careful what you wish for! geoffW
  • Score: 8

11:40am Sat 15 Mar 14

slickchick says...

This is a disgrace and only adds to the evidence that the current Academy programme is a disaster for the majority of our children. The changes to the Bucks grammar school selection system has added to the problem. The new 11+ test has reduced the number of children from Bucks state schools passing whilst increasing the number of private school children and out-of-County children gaining places. The new exam has reduced the pass rate for Bucks state educated children to less than 20% but increased the pass rate for the private school pupils to 50%. A lot of Bucks education problems will be solved by getting rid of a selection system which mainly benefit private school pupils from in and out of County.
This is a disgrace and only adds to the evidence that the current Academy programme is a disaster for the majority of our children. The changes to the Bucks grammar school selection system has added to the problem. The new 11+ test has reduced the number of children from Bucks state schools passing whilst increasing the number of private school children and out-of-County children gaining places. The new exam has reduced the pass rate for Bucks state educated children to less than 20% but increased the pass rate for the private school pupils to 50%. A lot of Bucks education problems will be solved by getting rid of a selection system which mainly benefit private school pupils from in and out of County. slickchick
  • Score: 10

11:49am Sat 15 Mar 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

Demoness and geoffW are both right - it's part of the new post-Thatcher con - sorry - world of markets and 'choice'.

We should go back to an old-fashioned comprehensive system of the kind that replaced grammars and 'selection' in sensible local authority school areas.

I have commented here before about the number of boys in Wycombe Royal Grammar School blazers getting off trains and buses at Beaconsfield and Gerrards Cross - some of the most expensive locations to buy a house outside Central London - the counterpart is children at Bourne End Railway Station getting on to get to school in a comprehensive area at Maidenhead - and of course people like the Caunts - I take it Miss Caunt is a single mum and so she is short of money to spend on a car or train fares.
Demoness and geoffW are both right - it's part of the new post-Thatcher con - sorry - world of markets and 'choice'. We should go back to an old-fashioned comprehensive system of the kind that replaced grammars and 'selection' in sensible local authority school areas. I have commented here before about the number of boys in Wycombe Royal Grammar School blazers getting off trains and buses at Beaconsfield and Gerrards Cross - some of the most expensive locations to buy a house outside Central London - the counterpart is children at Bourne End Railway Station getting on to get to school in a comprehensive area at Maidenhead - and of course people like the Caunts - I take it Miss Caunt is a single mum and so she is short of money to spend on a car or train fares. Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: 2

12:04pm Sat 15 Mar 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

slickchick wrote:
This is a disgrace and only adds to the evidence that the current Academy programme is a disaster for the majority of our children. The changes to the Bucks grammar school selection system has added to the problem. The new 11+ test has reduced the number of children from Bucks state schools passing whilst increasing the number of private school children and out-of-County children gaining places. The new exam has reduced the pass rate for Bucks state educated children to less than 20% but increased the pass rate for the private school pupils to 50%. A lot of Bucks education problems will be solved by getting rid of a selection system which mainly benefit private school pupils from in and out of County.
And it can all be solemnly described as ‘independence’ for academies or ‘choice’ for parents - Bucks County Council was refusing to give the 'Observer' facts about the results of the new supposedly fine-tuned 11+ a few days ago on the grounds that schools in the county were ‘independent’ and BCC could not disclose data without their permission (Steven Pritchard the Observer Readers’ Editor in an apology for being hoodwinked into giving a biased account of the new exam - apparently by local headmaster Philip Wayne - said:

Bucks county council told me that the county's grammar schools are now centrally-funded academies and are their own admissions authorities; technically, the schools own the data and the council can't release them yet.

http://www.theguardi
an.com/theobserver/2
014/mar/08/readers-e
ditor-on-reporting-b
oth-sides-argument)

I think we have been thrown to the markets for long enough in fields like health and education which are really public services.
[quote][p][bold]slickchick[/bold] wrote: This is a disgrace and only adds to the evidence that the current Academy programme is a disaster for the majority of our children. The changes to the Bucks grammar school selection system has added to the problem. The new 11+ test has reduced the number of children from Bucks state schools passing whilst increasing the number of private school children and out-of-County children gaining places. The new exam has reduced the pass rate for Bucks state educated children to less than 20% but increased the pass rate for the private school pupils to 50%. A lot of Bucks education problems will be solved by getting rid of a selection system which mainly benefit private school pupils from in and out of County.[/p][/quote]And it can all be solemnly described as ‘independence’ for academies or ‘choice’ for parents - Bucks County Council was refusing to give the 'Observer' facts about the results of the new supposedly fine-tuned 11+ a few days ago on the grounds that schools in the county were ‘independent’ and BCC could not disclose data without their permission (Steven Pritchard the Observer Readers’ Editor in an apology for being hoodwinked into giving a biased account of the new exam - apparently by local headmaster Philip Wayne - said: [italic] Bucks county council told me that the county's grammar schools are now centrally-funded academies and are their own admissions authorities; technically, the schools own the data and the council can't release them yet. [/italic] http://www.theguardi an.com/theobserver/2 014/mar/08/readers-e ditor-on-reporting-b oth-sides-argument) I think we have been thrown to the markets for long enough in fields like health and education which are really public services. Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: 4

12:13pm Sat 15 Mar 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

There have been biting attacks on the hopelessly irrational Bucks Education system by me and other people on the BFP website on numerous occasions over the past few years and there has always been silence from Mike Appleyard and Sue Imbriano - they damned well ought to be able to respond in a dignified, honest and sensible manner to criticism, but there is just silence - is this because silence is the most perfect expression of contempt, or is it because they know they cannot defend the system rationally?
There have been biting attacks on the hopelessly irrational Bucks Education system by me and other people on the BFP website on numerous occasions over the past few years and there has always been silence from Mike Appleyard and Sue Imbriano - they damned well [italic]ought [/italic]to be able to respond in a dignified, honest and sensible manner to criticism, but there is just silence - is this because silence is the most perfect expression of contempt, or is it because they know they cannot defend the system rationally? Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: 5

12:16pm Sat 15 Mar 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

slickchick wrote:
This is a disgrace and only adds to the evidence that the current Academy programme is a disaster for the majority of our children. The changes to the Bucks grammar school selection system has added to the problem. The new 11+ test has reduced the number of children from Bucks state schools passing whilst increasing the number of private school children and out-of-County children gaining places. The new exam has reduced the pass rate for Bucks state educated children to less than 20% but increased the pass rate for the private school pupils to 50%. A lot of Bucks education problems will be solved by getting rid of a selection system which mainly benefit private school pupils from in and out of County.
The current academy programme has the major advantage though of enabling BCC to wash its hands of responsibility for the system while further advantages are given to the already advantaged.
[quote][p][bold]slickchick[/bold] wrote: This is a disgrace and only adds to the evidence that the current Academy programme is a disaster for the majority of our children. The changes to the Bucks grammar school selection system has added to the problem. The new 11+ test has reduced the number of children from Bucks state schools passing whilst increasing the number of private school children and out-of-County children gaining places. The new exam has reduced the pass rate for Bucks state educated children to less than 20% but increased the pass rate for the private school pupils to 50%. A lot of Bucks education problems will be solved by getting rid of a selection system which mainly benefit private school pupils from in and out of County.[/p][/quote]The current academy programme has the major advantage though of enabling BCC to wash its hands of responsibility for the system while further advantages are given to the already advantaged. Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: 7

12:20pm Sat 15 Mar 14

Robert.M says...

I would say have a word with our local MP Steve Baker, but, as he is about as much use as an ash tray on a motorbike I cant see the point.
I would say have a word with our local MP Steve Baker, but, as he is about as much use as an ash tray on a motorbike I cant see the point. Robert.M
  • Score: 11

10:01pm Sat 15 Mar 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

Robert.M wrote:
I would say have a word with our local MP Steve Baker, but, as he is about as much use as an ash tray on a motorbike I cant see the point.
Does he still believe parents are choosing Highcrest Academy in preference to local grammar schools?
[quote][p][bold]Robert.M[/bold] wrote: I would say have a word with our local MP Steve Baker, but, as he is about as much use as an ash tray on a motorbike I cant see the point.[/p][/quote]Does he still believe parents are choosing Highcrest Academy in preference to local grammar schools? Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: 4

12:06am Sun 16 Mar 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

See also:

http://www.bucksfree
press.co.uk/news/110
75831.Confusion_over
_national_newspaper_
s_11__report/#commen
tsList
See also: http://www.bucksfree press.co.uk/news/110 75831.Confusion_over _national_newspaper_ s_11__report/#commen tsList Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: 0

8:44am Sun 16 Mar 14

poggle1 says...

Apparently there's a child in Little Missenden who has been allocated a place at Khalsa Secondary Academy in Stoke Poges.
Apparently there's a child in Little Missenden who has been allocated a place at Khalsa Secondary Academy in Stoke Poges. poggle1
  • Score: 1

11:59am Sun 16 Mar 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

Is the child a Sikh?
Is the child a Sikh? Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: 0

8:06pm Sun 16 Mar 14

poggle1 says...

Undercover Euro Yob wrote:
Is the child a Sikh?
No and Mum had never heard of the school until she received the letter.
Got the location wrong it's Great Missenden not Little so even further for the child to travel.
[quote][p][bold]Undercover Euro Yob[/bold] wrote: Is the child a Sikh?[/p][/quote]No and Mum had never heard of the school until she received the letter. Got the location wrong it's Great Missenden not Little so even further for the child to travel. poggle1
  • Score: 1

8:17pm Sun 16 Mar 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

In that case perhaps they should convert (to Sikhism not Little Missenden) - Sikh shopkeepers seem pleasant people and if UKIP take over this country their child will be at the head of the queue to go to Punjab as a refugee.
In that case perhaps they should convert (to Sikhism not Little Missenden) - Sikh shopkeepers seem pleasant people and if UKIP take over this country their child will be at the head of the queue to go to Punjab as a refugee. Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: 0

8:44pm Sun 16 Mar 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

Robert.M wrote:
I would say have a word with our local MP Steve Baker, but, as he is about as much use as an ash tray on a motorbike I cant see the point.
His Westminster letters suggest a man who uncritically (and unintelligently) supports the Conservative party and I think he will ignore or excuse any shambles it produces.
[quote][p][bold]Robert.M[/bold] wrote: I would say have a word with our local MP Steve Baker, but, as he is about as much use as an ash tray on a motorbike I cant see the point.[/p][/quote]His Westminster letters suggest a man who uncritically (and unintelligently) supports the Conservative party and I think he will ignore or excuse any shambles it produces. Undercover Euro Yob
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10:22am Mon 17 Mar 14

I Love Ivor says...

poggle1 wrote:
Undercover Euro Yob wrote:
Is the child a Sikh?
No and Mum had never heard of the school until she received the letter.
Got the location wrong it's Great Missenden not Little so even further for the child to travel.
Ah the same school where you have to have School Dinners which are Vegetarian to stop the use of Meat, Fish, Chicken etal... as it is also a place of worship! Bloody Disgraceful!
[quote][p][bold]poggle1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Undercover Euro Yob[/bold] wrote: Is the child a Sikh?[/p][/quote]No and Mum had never heard of the school until she received the letter. Got the location wrong it's Great Missenden not Little so even further for the child to travel.[/p][/quote]Ah the same school where you have to have School Dinners which are Vegetarian to stop the use of Meat, Fish, Chicken etal... as it is also a place of worship! Bloody Disgraceful! I Love Ivor
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10:50am Mon 17 Mar 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

I Love Ivor wrote:
poggle1 wrote:
Undercover Euro Yob wrote:
Is the child a Sikh?
No and Mum had never heard of the school until she received the letter.
Got the location wrong it's Great Missenden not Little so even further for the child to travel.
Ah the same school where you have to have School Dinners which are Vegetarian to stop the use of Meat, Fish, Chicken etal... as it is also a place of worship! Bloody Disgraceful!
I didn't know Sikhs did that.
[quote][p][bold]I Love Ivor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]poggle1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Undercover Euro Yob[/bold] wrote: Is the child a Sikh?[/p][/quote]No and Mum had never heard of the school until she received the letter. Got the location wrong it's Great Missenden not Little so even further for the child to travel.[/p][/quote]Ah the same school where you have to have School Dinners which are Vegetarian to stop the use of Meat, Fish, Chicken etal... as it is also a place of worship! Bloody Disgraceful![/p][/quote]I didn't know Sikhs did that. Undercover Euro Yob
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9:11pm Thu 3 Apr 14

lee 41 says...

This is absolute MADNESS! No place at 6 schools! This is a real tragedy. I really really hope someone in the Conservative led council gets of their arse and actually does the right thing for once.....if they even recognise what that is of course! Bloody outrageous.
This is absolute MADNESS! No place at 6 schools! This is a real tragedy. I really really hope someone in the Conservative led council gets of their arse and actually does the right thing for once.....if they even recognise what that is of course! Bloody outrageous. lee 41
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10:44pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

I wonder what is happening to the family at the moment.
I wonder what is happening to the family at the moment. Undercover Euro Yob
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