Sunday, November 18, 2007

Pupils take flight from bad schools

By Julie Henry Last Updated: 1:25am GMT 18/11/2007

Nearly a quarter of a million children have to travel to neighbouring council areas to get a good education, according to new figures.
In many cases, children commute longer distances than their parents as they cross council boundaries to be taught at a good school rather than put up with underperforming ones on their doorsteps. In the worst local authorities, half of all pupils leave home every morning to be taught in another council area, according to statistics to be published by the Policy Exchange think-tank this week.

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