Single mother whose son, four, was placed in a school 20 MILES from her home 'will be forced to give up her degree studies and go back on benefits' to get him there every day

A single mother is facing giving up her degree in social work after a council mix-up left her four-year-old son with a place in a school nearly 20 miles from their home.

 

Sian Hemmings is in her third year of a BA in social work with Kingston University, and having spent hours commuting for placements last year, decided to move from her Bracknell home to Guildford this spring.

 

Having signed for a new home in the Surrey town, she rearranged her son Corey's school application from Bracknell to Guildford, but was dismayed to find he was assigned a school near their old home despite her studious application. 

 

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