118 pupils in the St Albans district fail to get chosen school place

NEARLY 120 pupils in the St Albans district have failed to get a place in any of their three ranked secondary schools this year. Many of the 118 unsuccessful students have been allocated places at Francis Bacon School in St Albans which has been under-su

NEARLY 120 pupils in the St Albans district have failed to get a place in any of their three ranked secondary schools this year.

Many of the 118 unsuccessful students have been allocated places at Francis Bacon School in St Albans which has been under-subscribed for several years.

Eleven children in Colney Heath, nine in Kimpton, six in Markyate, 10 in London Colney and 14 in Wheathampstead join 55 in St Albans and 14 in Harpenden who did not get a place at a ranked school.

Herts County Councillor Aislinn Lee, who represents the St Stephen area of the district at County Hall, said: "They have got to stop sending children to schools at the other side of the district or even outside their own district. These schools are often inaccessible to these children.