GIRL, 6, MISSED FOUR MONTHS OF SCHOOL OVER ADMIN MIX-UP

GIRL, 6, MISSED FOUR MONTHS OF SCHOOL OVER ADMIN MIX-UP

A six-year-old girl is thrilled to be back in the classroom after a mix-up meant she missed school – for almost four months.

Amione Reynolds (corr) now has a place at school after an admissions error led to her being home taught by her mum since the beginning of April.

Single mum Stacey, 26, took her children out of their former school after the family had to move – but was told there no room for Amione at their new local school, even though her brother Theo got a place.

But it turned out that the local council had closed their case, because Amione had not officially been taken off the register at her former school.

Stacey moved from Gillingham, Kent, to Rainham, Kent, but the mix-up meant that her daughter was still listed as attending Barnsole Primary School.

She said: “I had to move very quickly from Windsor Road, Gillingham, to the new house in Maidstone Road, as it was a much better property.

“I took the children out of school and applied for them both to go to St. Margaret’s Infants as there was no way I could get them to Barnsole after I had moved, as I don’t drive.”

Amione now attends St. Margaret’s Infants near the family’s home in Rainham, Kent.

A spokesperson for St. Margaret’s said: “Our admissions team works hard to find appropriate school places for children in Medway and we are pleased to have been able to secure a place for this child at their preferred primary school.”

Stacey added: “I am so pleased, it’s been horrendous trying to sort this out.”

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