A father is being forced to enrol his 13-year-old daughter at night classes because he has been unable to find her a school place since February.
Paul Reddington says he has been "let down" by the education system and has no choice but to place his daughter Jodie into night school at his local college.
The single father has been fighting for a school place for Jodie since returning to the West Midlands with her from Spain at the beginning of this year.
Because his home in Hall Green, Birmingham, is on the border of Solihull, he contacted the education departments of both authorities hoping one would have somewhere to offer.
But despite repeated calls, Mr Reddington says Jodie has only been offered a place at a secondary school in Erdington 15-miles away, requiring a two-hour journey each way by bus.
"To say I am disgusted is an understatement," he said.
"I feel utterly let down by my own education system in my own country. I want Jodie to get a job but when it comes to school leaving age she will have no qualifications and the only prospect for her will be on the dole."
Mr Reddington, who has been unable to work while Jodie is at home, added: "The only thing I can do now is get her into night school at Hall Green College.
"I have talked about it with my mother and I am going to take a walk down to the college to see what they have on."
Mr Reddington said he was worried Jodie was falling behind in core skills such as maths, English and science.
Jodie's plight was first highlighted by The Birmingham Post at the start of the current academic year.
Until February, she was attending a school in Spain where Mr Reddington took her to live following the unexpected death of her mother Amanda, from whom he was separated.
Before returning to the UK, Mr Reddington's parents got in touch with Birmingham and Solihull's education admission services.
Upon arrival, he also visited nearby Hall Green School directly but to no avail.
In June Jodie was offered the place in Erdington by education chiefs in Birmingham, which he turned down because of the distance and travel time involved.
After refusing it, Mr Reddington says he was told by someone in the authority to "get some books out of the library and you can teach her yourself at home".
A week before the start of the new academic year in September, Solihull informed Mr Reddington that Jodie was on a waiting list at nearby Lighthall and Alderbrook schools.
But no place has emerged. Mr Reddington claims he has been forced to teach Jodie at home himself without any support from the authority.
"The only thing they did send me once was a list of tutors charging between £15 and £25 an hour," he said.
In the last month, he claims he has made further calls to Birmingham's schools admission team in an attempt to resolve the issue.
"They said leave it with them and they will send some information out. I haven't received anything," he said.
Mr Reddington also says several requests for an appeal form from Hall Green School have been ignored.
A spokesman for Birmingham's LEA said: "We have received no formal contact from Mr Reddington regarding an appeal.
"Hall Green School is a foundation school and handles appeals independently. The school says it has had no formal appeal from Mr Reddington."