I REFER to your article regarding the allocation of preferred high schools for pupils in Warrington (Warrington Guardian, June 23).

In particular the response of one parent stating she lived in Old Hall and her child was offered a place at either Sir Thomas Boteler school or Padgate High School – a considerable distance away from their home in Old Hall.

Is there no common sense in the education department of WBC?

Why would you send a child to a school on the other side of the town?

Do these decision makers not take into account the travelling inconvenience to the child and family making it a longer school day for them.

The congestion and pollution they cause to the town by sending parents and children across town in their vehicles or public transport.

These decision makers need to be sent back to school to study common sense and rational decision making.