Parents leave East End over school admissions fears
By Gemma Collins PARENTS are moving out of the East End because they fear their child will not get into their chosen secondary school, according to a labour councillor. Cllr Josh Peck raised his concerns at the Tower Hamlets Cabinet meeting as council
By Gemma Collins
PARENTS are moving out of the East End because they fear their child will not get into their chosen secondary school, according to a labour councillor.
Cllr Josh Peck raised his concerns at the Tower Hamlets Cabinet meeting as councillors discussed this year's school admissions in which nearly 200 children in the borough were rejected by all their chosen secondary schools.
Councillors commended themselves on 2,700 pupils moving from primary schools into secondary schools within Tower Hamlets.
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But Bow West ward councillor Josh Peck said: "These figures hide the fact that some parents are moving out of the borough before the admissions process because they are worried about their children not getting into a school in Tower Hamlets.
"Some of my constituents are moving to Greenwich.
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"This is an issue which cannot be ignored and it impacts on the borough's cohesion."
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