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Require siblings to be a priority in school admission oversubscription criteria

Submitted by Adele Ewart on Tuesday 18th October 2022

Published on Tuesday 22nd November 2022

Current status: Open

Open until: Monday 22nd May 2023

Current Signatures: 36
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Child ~ Forced ~ Offered ~ Priority ~ Schools ~ split ~ Subscription ~ The Government ~ Up

Petition Action

Require siblings to be a priority in school admission oversubscription criteria

Petition Details

The Government should require that all schools prioritise all siblings in their oversubscription criteria, regardless of the catchment area.

Additional Information

Currently, school admission authorities can discriminate between siblings who are in the catchment area and those who are not. This means siblings can be split up or families forced to move their eldest child.

Why should the elder child be forced to move schools because a sibling is not a priority. Appeals are a waste of everyone’s time as they do not offer any help especially in cases of over subscription. This can put strain and financial burden on working families.


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