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PostSubject: Villagers campaign to get boy a school place   Fri 21 Mar 2008 - 7:31

Sunderland Echo (UK) - 18 Mar 2008

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By Sue Watson
Education reporter
Angry villagers are backing a couple's campaign to get their Down's Syndrome son into his local primary school.

Despite being a pupil at West Rainton Primary School's nursery, four-year-old Thomas Pybus, has been refused a place in the school's reception class.

Devastated parents, Donna and Craig Pybus, who live in Fair View, just a two-minute walk from the school, were stunned when they got a letter saying Thomas didn't have a place for September.

Donna, 34, a nursing home care worker, said Durham County Council has offered her only child a place at Belmont Cheveley Park Primary School, which she says is more than two miles away from their home...

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