The major credit for sorting this mess so quickly goes to my colleagues on the Action Group and the people of Cookham, who lobbied fast and clear to put right the mistakes that had so obviously been made.
Nothing can make up for the discomfort and anguish caused to some 30 children when the allocations (or in some 10 cases a lack of an allocation) came out 2 weeks ago. It was unnaceptable and needed the full apology issued by the Council Staff responsible for the defective processes and the Leader of the Council, who did not shy away from the mess that had arisen on his watch.
With respect to my fellow commentator above, this had nothing to do with the political colour of the Council. This was a plain old fashioned c*** up.
Despite our huge success, if any parents still find they have not secured the place they wish for they child, I encourage them to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
or on 07775 817426 to talk about their options and the opportunity to appeal.
MJ Saunders - RBWM Cookham Councillor and local schools activist