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Shop bans children from comprehensive but lets private school pupils enter

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A shop appeared to ban children from a state comprehensive but not those from a £31,000-a-year private school.

The sign at the entrance of the Co-op branch warned only two Ralph Allen students at a time would be allowed into the store.

But it made no reference to limit the numbers of children from the grand Prior Park College, an independent Catholic school set in a mansion, just under half a mile away in Bath, Somerset.

The sign on the front door of the Co-op in Combe Down, Bath. See SWNS story SWBRshop; A shop in Bath has defended its decision to post a sign at the entrance saying "only two Ralph Allen students at a time" would be allowed into the store.The store manager of the Co-op said it was the decision to put up the sign had been "made for the right reasons". The sign specified that there would be a limit on the number of Ralph Allen students allowed into the store.

Co-op in Combe Down, Bath, has defended its decision to post a sign at the entrance saying only two Ralph Allen students at a time would be allowed into the store (Picture: Somersetlive / SWNS.com)

The manager of the store insisted the sign had been made for the right reasons.

It is said the sign has since been amended to read pupils, rather than Ralph Allen pupils specifically.

Ralph Allen School, less than a mile away from the Co-op, is one of a few schools in the area.

The sign on the front door of the Co-op in Combe Down, Bath. See SWNS story SWBRshop; A shop in Bath has defended its decision to post a sign at the entrance saying "only two Ralph Allen students at a time" would be allowed into the store.The store manager of the Co-op said it was the decision to put up the sign had been "made for the right reasons". The sign specified that there would be a limit on the number of Ralph Allen students allowed into the store.

The store manager said the decision to put up the sign had been made for the right reasons (Photo: Somersetlive / SWNS.com)

Ralph Allen School, which serves more than 1,000 pupils with its sixth form, was rated Good by Ofsted (Picture: Rodw / Wikipedia)

With its sixth form, it serves more than 1,000 pupils and was rated Good by Ofsted in its last inspection.

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When asked about the sign, a spokeswoman for Ralph Allen the school had no comment to make.

Metro.co.uk has contacted Co-op for comment.

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