Heartache for Chafford mum as her appeal for a school place thrown out

THE WAR OVER the battle for school places in Chafford Hundred took another twist as one of the lead campaigners has lost her appeal for a school place for one of her children.

Lea Agambar has been at the forefront of the campaign after 23 pupils failed to get a place in any of the three Chafford primary schools.

But Mrs Agambar has pledged not to give up.

Mrs Agambar told YT: “I am so upset and angry. I have requested another meeting with (chief executive) Mr Farrant. If my son does not go to school in September, I could face prosecution but I will not give up.”

But well placed sources have questioned the blaze of publicity that has accompanied the campaign hand have questioned whether an under the radar approach would have been better.

The campaign has been heqvily political. Chair of governors at Chafford Hundred primary and local councillor, Tunde Ojetola orchestrated a picket by parents, pupils and Tory councillors of the “Making of the Mayor” ceremony whilst a number of the parents and pupils visited Downing Street and the Houses of Parliament to meet senior Conservative officials.

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