I'm a bit rusty on how to change admissions policies I'm afraid. I know thay have to consult, which they do by publishing a notice in Brightside (maybe elsewhere too) and that parents can object, in fact anyone interested can object I think.
I suspect whoever posted might need to check their distances Belleville's catchement was much larger than 300+m by the Summer last year, I think when the extra class went in it got a lot larger unless some more of my friends 'moved' house
(although of course will be back to small again this year)
Interesting that they are lumping Alderbrook in with the consultation, of course the only completely fair way is to have a lottery for places amongst the 4 schools taking out siblings of course
I like the idea of removing sibling priority for those who move along way away although should it apply to all schools? Would you then penalise Wandsworth residents who move to eg Kingston if Kingston doesn't do the same? (ie doesn't create so many places) How many times a year should we have to proove our address to Wandsworth in order to keep a school place? Is Balham really so far that you should loose your school place if you move there? if you do you surely wont get one in Balham there is a greater lack of places there than BTC over the next few years according to the council, which is remarkably quiet about the need to create school places there
How much of the demand for Wix is actually only demand for a bilingual place? There of course was the real lost opportunity.
It would be interesting to see how places are being allocated in the Henry Cavendish expansion towards Streatham does anyone know? last time I looked the council website said nothing (Lambeth)
I havn't looked at Fiona Miller's blog Is she an MP? or married to someone?