Your child in their hands?
This week’s news on secondary school applications and allocations brings few surprises.
The city’s struggling local authority-run neighbourhood comprehensives – the ones everyone wants to work – continue to remain hopelessly undersubscribed as parents vote with their feet and apply elsewhere.
The Blogger has also made a few enquiries regarding entry to “church school” St Mary Redcliffe in the light of recent headlines claiming that many faith schools may be engaging in the rather un-Christian surreptitious selection of kids.
And apparently in order to apply to get a kid in there you do not necessarily have to bother actually going to church. All you need is a recommendation from your local vicar.
So no doubt church roof replacement funds across a number of Bristol parishes are looking distinctly healthy right now, while a number of Bristol families might be foregoing the Tuscan vacation this coming August.