Petition to the Govenors of St Gregory's Catholic Primary School and the Archdiocese of Birmingham
I/we the undersigned, herby petition the Board of Governors of St Gregory's Catholic Primary School,Avenue Road, Stratford Upon Avon, to reconsider and change their decision to exclude/refuse a place for Trinity Victoria Rose Badger at St Gregory's Primary School, Avenue Road, Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire on the Grounds Listed Bellow. We further petition the "Archdiocese of Birmingham" to stop discriminating between children with sibblings inside the parish and children with sibblings, living outside the parish.
It is clear that the admissions board failed to take into consideration when refusing to allocate a place for Trinity, the following points:
Section 175 (s2) of the Education Act 2002 places a statutory duty on the LEA, Governing bodies of schools, and FE institutions to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Section 157 of the same act places the same duty on Independent schools. This act came into force on 1st June 2004 which was further accompanied by guidance which was published on 6th September 2004 entitled "Safeguarding Children in Education"
Trinity has 3 Siblings and 2 cousins at the school. She has for the past year attended “Little Greg’s” on the same premises and as such see’s her brothers and sisters at break times every day.
Trinity walks through the school gates every day with Adam,Joshua,Roxanne and Mummy whilst daddy stays in the car on traffic warden lookout !
In her mind she is already at school with her brothers and sister.
Trnity will be devastated and suffer separation anxiety when the new term comes and we have to leave her on her own at a strange school away from everyone she knows.
Refusal of admission to St Gregory’s will clearly have a negative, lasting and detrimental effect on Trinity's spiritual, physical and mental well being.
Trinity has been offered a place in a school 6 miles away from her brothers and sister, at a school that is not of our faith.
It will be a logistical impossibility to get our children to school on time.
The parents will suffer significant additional expense by way of new uniforms and additional contributions to support two schools and additional care arrangements.
We will be too far away from Trinity to be able to respond effectively in an emergency.