A bullied schoolgirl has been left without a secondary school place - after council bosses told her to apply to an all-boys' school.Because dealing with the bullies was just too much for the council to actually tackle…
'We know the kids that are targeting her are at the secondary school which the council want Robyn to attend,' Mrs Pethick, of Portsmouth, said.Indeed. It’s almost as if you don’t pay their wages via your council tax, isn’t it?
'I couldn't send her there for her own safety. I told the council this, so to get this letter telling me she has the chance to go to an all-boys' school is a kick in the teeth.'
Robyn was told she could not attend her preferred school as, at less than a mile from her home, it was 'too far' to travel. The council refused to comment until the investigation was over.You mean, until they’ve managed to bury any suggestion that they’ve dropped the ball on this one.