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School Bans Dead Girl From Prom For Poor Attendance

by | 25th, March 2009

MEGAN Gillan’s parents have received a letter from her school saying that Megan must do better and improver her attendance.

The letter is clear:

“…students must have at least 92 per cent attendance and Megan’s is currently 60.4pc”…

Any more of this and Megan will be banned from the school prom (what was once called the school disco).

Macclesfield High will not tolerate truancy. Megan is unwell. Megan died on January 19.

Says Mrs Gillan, Megan’s mother:

“I screamed when I first saw it. If they want her to attend that much I’ll take Megan’s remains. It’s disgusting. Megan doesn’t go to that school anymore. She’s been dead for two months now so it’s not surprising her attendance is low. I was pulling myself together to go back to work, but receiving the letter has just floored me.

“Megan would have loved going to the prom. She planned to go with a group of friends, she was really looking forward to it.”

Deputy head G White. Headteacher Ged Ward explains:

“Clearly that letter should not have gone out. I want to make my apology to Megan’s parents and can only apologise for the distress that it has caused. The letter was sent out to all year 11 parents regarding the school prom. We didn’t think to check it. With hindsight we would have checked all 150 of them. The problem is a software problem.”


“Capita has acknowledged to the school that there is a problem with this part of its software and is working to remedy it, because they realise that it could affect other schools. Capita has asked the school to convey their apologies to Mr and Mrs Gillan.”


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