Bureaucracy gone mad!

We lived in Sussex until 1999 when as a family we all moved up to Mirfield for my theological training. Then we had two kids, and Liam and Emma both went to a lovely primary school in Alfriston. We gave all the appropriate notice and moved them both up to School in Yorkshire. Since returning to the South they have both been in full-time education since, and Emma is now 14, and looking to take her GCSEs…

Imagine our surprise when we receive this letter from East Sussex Education Dept:

emma-education-followupThey aren’t interested in Liam, as he is now over 16, but to think that I could have kept my child out of school for TEN YEARS and it has only just been picked up. Is it any wonder that children fall through the net, disappear from contact with education or social services.

As for Emma, she asked me what had happened to her education in the past 10 years. If only I knew…