Matching children and school places

March 5, 2019 12:27 PM

The Council has a duty to ensure there is a place in school for every child. This is easier said than done, particularly when money is short and the number of children increasing.

Barry Holliday, the Lib Dem campaigner for Derby North, said "New homes often mean more children, so developers like Kier building Manor Kingsway, pay the Council to provide more school places.

"At present the rules mean that new school places, like those being created at Brackensdale, can't be kept for families buying homes on the new estate.

This means families moving in mid year, or with more than one child often find it hard to find a suitable school for their children, even when the price they have paid for their new home has helped pay for extra classrooms or a new school."

Barry said "This is something controlled nationally and a problem in many areas, so I've asked Layla Moran MP, the Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Education, to raise it in Parliament."