Campaign group set up for St Albans parents

AN ANGRY parent of a child denied a place at any of her nearest primary schools has launched a campaign for more city-centre school places. Mary Croft, who lives in central St Albans, has named the campaign SABLE – St Albans Battle for Local Education. Sh

AN ANGRY parent of a child denied a place at any of her nearest primary schools has launched a campaign for more city-centre school places.

Mary Croft, who lives in central St Albans, has named the campaign SABLE - St Albans Battle for Local Education.

She took the action after her daughter was denied a place at any city-centre school and allocated Mandeville instead.

After an appeal for support in the Herts Advertiser, Mrs Croft now has nearly 30 parents in the city centre with the same problem.


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Around 130 children in the district were denied a school of their parent's choice when the primary school allocations came out last month - including 80 in central St Albans.

SABLE will be writing to Herts County Council insisting that they address the shortfall of city-centre primary school places and they want even more parents to join the campaign.

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Anyone who wants to join the campaign should contact her on 01727 800198.

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