Councillor Alex Phillips, Green spokesperson for Children, Young People and Skills Committee has commented on the state of school places for young people in Brighton and Hove:
“Whilst we recognise that catchment area plans are often difficult to resolve, families are continuing to pay the price for the Labour Council’s lack of leadership over plans for a new school in our city. The Labour group on Brighton and Hove City Council have tried to avoid responsibility for the current debacle but the fact is, since the previous Green administration handed over plans for a new school more than two years ago they will have been well aware of rising student numbers and the urgent need for more school places.
The Labour group have sat on their hands. Their inaction has resulted in an impossibly complicated situation that will surely create even more confusion for parents and upset for students. Essentially, families will suffer because the local Labour group dropped the ball that was handed to them so carefully.”