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Tuesday 27 September 2005
Libby Purves finds out why more than a thousand children have to travel out of their borough to attend secondary school.
EDUCATION NEWS ROUND-UP Mike Baker, BBC education correspondent, looks ahead to what is coming up in the education world over the autumn, and considers how the government's latest initiatives are settling in.
ORANGES & LEMONS Wendy Wallace, education journalist and author, talks about her book Oranges And Lemons - The Highs and Lows of Life In An Inner City Primary School .
SECONDARY SCHOOL PLACES Katy Hickman talks to parents and students about their struggles to find a secondary school after they were told that places were not available in their own borough of Lambeth.
Libby Purves is joined by Devon Allison, parent governor and Chair of the Secondary Schools Campaign in Lambeth; Councillor Anthony Bottrall, Executive Member for Education in Lambeth; and Dr Philip Hunter, Head of the Office of the Schools Adjudicators and former Chief Education Officer for Staffordshire, to discuss the ways in which LEAs work out how many school places are needed each year.
Oranges & Lemons - The Highs and Lows of Life in an Inner City Primary School