image source, Family document image caption Joseph's parents, pictured in the center, fighting to get him to Westende High School
Parents of boy with autism who has having been refused a place at the school his twin sister attends are difficult the decision of a court.
The mother and father of seven-year-old Joseph and Isabella, said the couple thrived when they went to nursery school together in Wokingham, Berkshire.
But they were told that the school of their choice was not suitable for Joseph.
Wokingham City Council said it had "great sympathy " and wanted Joseph to go to school "as soon as possible ".
However, he added that he could not provide more detailed comments due to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal process.
James, Joseph's father, said the family spent "tens of thousands of pounds " on legal fees and hiring experts before court in October.
image caption Joseph and Isabella's parents hope they can attend the same school together again
He said Joseph had was diagnosed with autism in 2018 and, although it had some impact on his development, he was able to benefit from mainstream education.
"Joseph is a little boy very intellectual and happy, "he said.
"The school says it cannot meet its needs, but in fact we have hired our own experts - a speech language pathologist, a school psychologist and an occupational therapist.
"They all conclude that yes Joseph needs help ... he is pedagogically and academically astute and should be in a regular school.
" So he There is just this dispute now between the school who thinks this is not the right place [for Joseph] and the experts.
'Complex situation '
James added that his son was looking forward to going to Westende Junior School, which is run by the Circle Trust, all summer and I found it "traumatic " to see his sister leave without him.
Graham Howe, the child care counselor 's services in Wokingham, said: "I have immense sympathy for the family involved and we are working with the Circle Trust to agree on a start date at Westende School.
"This is a difficult situationile and complex, and we have wa worked closely with the family and the Circle Trust to resolve it.
"As a court process is ongoing, we cannot comment in detail, but I can say that the family's preference for a place at Westende school, with the right support in place, will be provided as soon as possible.
Andrea Sykes, the principal of the school, said: "We are working with local authorities to ensure that we can meet the needs of the child by hosting him in Westende.
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