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Scrap the sibling rule, says regulator in bid to reduce burden on over-subscribed schools

• Office of the Schools Adjudicator warned some parents suffer disadvantages
• Their children are being squeezed out of classes by lots of siblings
By SARAH HARRIS
PUBLISHED: 23:40, 29 November 2013 | UPDATED: 00:44, 30 November 2013
Popular schools should consider scrapping priority for younger brothers and sisters because it is unfair to local families, it was suggested yesterday.
The Office of the Schools Adjudicator (OSA) warned that some parents suffer ‘disadvantages’ because their children are being squeezed out of classes by lots of siblings.
They fail to gain places at nearby over-subscribed schools as families with …

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Schools Urged to Scrap ‘unfair’ admissions rule for siblings

RICHARD GARNER EDUCATION EDITOR INDEPENDENT
FRIDAY 29 NOVEMBER 2013
  
 
Schools urged to scrap ‘unfair’ admissions rule for sibling for younger siblings of pupils who already attend the school, the admissions watchdog has suggested.The intervention last night provoked a hostile response from parents’ groups, who claim it is impossible for mothers and fathers to deliver two children to different schools on time every
The intervention last night provoked a hostile response from parents’ groups, who claim it is impossible for mothers and fathers to deliver two children to different schools on time every …

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[23 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 15,009 views]
Catering company in Nottingham makes ‘ludicrous’ 500 MILE round trip every day to deliver dinners to schools in Dorset

• More than 100 schools in Dorset have their meals prepared 230 miles away
• Cygnet Catering provides 5,140 meals a day at £2.02 per lunch