Just read some of the postings. Golly gosh! I see one comment is something on the lines of why can't Falconbrook students walk to their nearest school, Battersea Park? Why not indeed, just as those from Belleville and Honeywell could also walk to their nearest secondary school, Chestnut Grove.
The politicians argument (note this is not party political) has been about parents having choice. If choice is good enough for the latter, why doesn't it apply to the former? The figures quote for the applications to Chestnut Grove compared to the intake ignore the fact that the vaste majority of those applications come from out of the catchment area.
Please, can we apply the arguments fairly? Personally, I don't believe in the myth of parental choice - it exists for a few but, largely, it gives those schools, which are perceived to be good, the choice.
doleofficedad: I'm not annoyed by your statement about the SWP - just pointing out that you are wrong. Believe it or not the subject of the SWP has never come up at any meeting of the AAA. I don't even know what the SWP policies are or what they believe in. Sorry to disappoint.