Unfair system

SIR — My son is one of the children in the area without a ranked school. His nearest school is Sandringham where he is number 32 on the continuing interest list. Next nearest is Sir John Lawes where he is placed at 24 and finally third closest is Roundwoo

SIR - My son is one of the children in the area without a ranked school. His nearest school is Sandringham where he is number 32 on the continuing interest list. Next nearest is Sir John Lawes where he is placed at 24 and finally third closest is Roundwood Park where he has attained the giddy heights of 15th place.

To confound the misery and injustice of a system that is at best poor, children who have been offered a place at a ranked school of their choice are higher than my son, who has been offered none, on the continuing interest list of his three nearest schools. This means a child can be offered a place at their three chosen ranked schools before my child is offered one. Clearly this is incorrect and if anyone, from Herts County Council, with a straight face, can justify this farce then I would dearly like to hear from them.

ANDREW ALEXANDER,

Nurseries Road, Wheathampstead.

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