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Council Sends School Registration Letters To Dead Children

by | 7th, December 2008

SCHOOL classes are geting smaller in Gloucestershire.

The County Council has apologised for sending letters to the parents of children who have died asking them for their choice of school.

The council said the 19 letters were sent in error after a mix-up between the education department and the Gloucestershire NHS Primary Care Trust.

Spokeswoman Jo Davidson said affected parents had been contacted.

“We deeply regret this mistake and action has been taken to ensure it does not occur again,” she added.

The letters were sent containing the names of children born in the county and their dates of birth.

A Gloucestershire PCT spokesman said the data was supposed to be “fully validated and checked” before use.

“Unfortunately on this occasion a letter about admission to primary schools was sent to a number of parents whose children are now deceased.

“The PCT deeply regrets this incident.”

On a brighter note, the Government might finally deliver the smaller classes it promised way back in 1997…

Spotter: MK

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