Following St. Olave's appalling behaviour, it was made very clear that stopping a student proceeding to Y13 because of poor grades is illegal. And this is reaffirmed today by an article in the Guardian. Yet I've just had to report a local school for doing just this, despite me informing their head teacher that she was breaking the law. I've just taken on a young lady who despite being predicted a B did very badly in C1, C2 and S1. Now to me this suggests one of two things. Whoever predicted the B is incompetent, or the girl's performance was a glitch. Also for further maths her teacher only got through two out of three modules, which really doesn't inspire confidence in the school. Looking at all this, even without the full force of law, this young lady should be allowed to continue into Y13. This story gets even better! I informed the headteacher of a girl in an almost identical situation at another (better) school who had been given very positive encouragement to continue into Y13. Yet, despite knowing this, the head of 6th form in this school lied to both mother and daughter telling them that no school would allow her to proceed to Y13. Needless to say the girl's mother is extremely distressed. She took time off last week to go into the school, where she was made to wait a long time, before being lied to. And today she is taking more time off work to visit an FE college to see if her daughter can transfer to Y13 there. And all this from a Catholic girls' school whose website gushes about how caring they are. The hypocrisy is breathtaking.