Page last updated at 16:56 GMT, Sunday, 28 February 2010

Online fault reveals Kent school places a day early

Many parents across Kent have found out a day early which secondary school their child will be going to following a fault with the online system.

A fault on a series of pages revealed a full list of pupils names and the places they had been allocated.

Leader of Kent County Council Paul Carter said: "I don't see any downside to this at all, the information is robust."

Some parents who have taken advantage of the fault are said to be delighted.

'Absolutely delighted'

Mr Carter said: "The most important thing is that if you get on to the internet the information is no different to what it should have been at four o'clock tomorrow when the online system should have released the information."

Parent Dominic Carter, from Upstreet in Canterbury, used the fault to find out where his daughter had been allocated a place.

He said: "We're absolutely delighted, we've got the place we wanted.

"We're over the moon, it's a huge relief after a number of years and we can share that success and celebrate with her."



Print Sponsor


SEE ALSO
More grammar places bid unveiled
28 Oct 09 |  England
School closures and merger agreed
24 Jan 07 |  Kent
Increase in surplus school places
02 Mar 06 |  Kent

RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites



FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific