School places to be allocated on a ‘bagsy’ basis

An innovative way of allocating school places is to be trialled in Surrey to help alleviate chronic middle-class angst about getting children into the ‘right’ school. Parents will be able to reserve their child a place at their preferred school by turning up in the playground and shouting ‘bagsy send my child here’.

Parents who choose the old-fashioned route of moving house to be in the catchment area, or having a sudden conversion to Christianity, may find themselves unsuccessful, despite promising the head teacher that they will become a parent governor and man the tombola stall at the school fete. Head teacher, Michael Goodwin, said: ‘Some critics say that this is harsh, but as we all know, there is no higher authority than a bagsy.’

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