No school for Willesden Green boy, 8, who goes ‘up and down’ primary school’s waiting list
A Willesden Green mother forced to home school her son can’t understand why a faith school that took her daughters won’t accept him.
The boy, eight, has been "going up and down" the primary school's waiting list since 2016.
His younger sister is currently a pupil at the oversubscribed school in Salusbury Road, which his three older siblings also attended.
His mum, who lives in St Paul's Avenue, said: "He's been on the waiting list since 2016. We came back from abroad and his sisters got in but not him. He was number two on the waiting list, then number 4. He's never been offered a space and I don't know why."
She said the council had offered her an "inappropriate" alternative school too.
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Brent's schools chief Cllr Amer Agha said: "Voluntary Aided Schools are responsible for their own school admissions and it is the school, not the council, who makes the decision to offer places according to the criteria of their published admission policy."
Since we published this story, the boy's mother has asked us to remove her name and the name of the school from this story.
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