Saturday 29 April 2017

Paul Melia: A fair enrolment policy should be based on local need - regardless of your creed

'Enrolment policy should be based on meeting local need – children living closest, regardless of creed, should be given first choice.' Stock photo: Getty
'Enrolment policy should be based on meeting local need – children living closest, regardless of creed, should be given first choice.' Stock photo: Getty
Paul Melia

Paul Melia

Before my wife and I had really considered school places for our three girls, a priest had advised us not to worry. "They'll be educated somewhere," he said.

When the time came, applications were made to three - two Catholic, both of which sought baptism certs, and one multi-denominational. All three responded with offers.

So we were left with a choice that many parents don't have. Where to send?

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