HC Deb 17 September 2003 vol 410 c1041 12.19 am
Mrs. Cheryl Gillan (Chesham and Amersham)

I should like to take the opportunity to present a second petition—that of 170 residents of Jordans and others.

The petition declares: Strong opposition to the review of school catchment areas by Buckinghamshire County Council, which will result not only in the loss of four out of five schools but also in children being sent to three totally new schools, two of which are in High Wycombe over ten miles away; notes that although the changes are purported to cut transport costs and journey times, they will result in children travelling to school over ten miles away; and further notes that while the changes are in intended to give parents a choice of schools, they will result in the parents of children in Jordans losing their choice, particularly for girls. The petitioners therefore request the House of Commons to urge Buckinghamshire County Council to reinstate Dr. Challoner's Grammar School and Dr. Challoner's High School for the village of Jordans and prevent children from Jordans travelling to High Wycombe, which is over twice the distance away. And the Petitioners remain, etc.

To lie upon the Table.

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