School admissions


Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • Canon Johnson C Of E Primary School (17 007 330)

    Statement Upheld School admissions 09-Oct-2017

    Summary: There was fault in the information presented to the appeal hearing but this has not caused injustice to the complainants.

  • Leeds City Council (17 009 988)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries School admissions 05-Oct-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mrs M's complaint that the Council's Schools Admissions Appeal Panel failed to provide her child with a place. It is unlikely the Ombudsman would find fault which caused her to lose out on a school place.

  • Oxfordshire County Council (17 010 767)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries School admissions 05-Oct-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman cannot investigate Mr A's complaint that the Council alleged he had made a fraudulent application for a school place. The school to which he applied is an academy and the law prevents the Ombudsman from investigating such complaints.

  • St George's CoE School (Broadstairs) (17 005 922)

    Statement Upheld School admissions 02-Oct-2017

    Summary: Mr A and Ms B complain about the Council's administration of their daughters school admissions appeal. The Council was not at fault regarding the delayed receipt of the appeal papers. The Ombudsman has found no evidence of fault in the way the Council considered distance during the appeal. The Council was at fault in the information it gave before the appeal hearing. The School has offered Mr A and Ms B a new appeal to correct this.

  • Lancashire County Council (17 009 262)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries School admissions 30-Sep-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Miss A's complaint that the Council was at fault in failing to allocate her daughter a school place because it is unlikely he would identify fault on the Council's part.

  • Leicestershire County Council (17 009 390)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries School admissions 30-Sep-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr A's complaint about the decision to refuse his application and appeal for a school place for his son because it is unlikely he would find fault on the Council's part.

  • St Paul's Catholic Primary School, Hyde (17 005 159)

    Statement Upheld School admissions 29-Sep-2017

    Summary: There was fault in the way Miss Y's appeal for a place for her son at St Paul's Catholic Primary School was handled. But this did not cause her any injustice. Her appeal would have been unsuccessful had it been handled properly.

  • Suffolk County Council (17 005 203)

    Statement Not upheld School admissions 28-Sep-2017

    Summary: There is no fault in how the appeal panel considered Mr X's school admission appeal for a year 3 place for his daughter.

  • St Thomas More RC College, Denton (17 008 906)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries School admissions 28-Sep-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mrs A's complaint about the decision to refuse her application and appeal for a school place for her daughter because it is unlikely he would find fault on the school's part.

  • Kent County Council (17 003 893)

    Statement Upheld School admissions 27-Sep-2017

    Summary: The complaint is about an appeal hearing against the refusal of the admission authority to offer the complainant's daughter (D) a Year 3 place at a primary school (school Y). Panel did not have sufficient information to make a robust decision about school prejudice and should have adjourned the hearing to seek out further information. To correct fault the Ombudsman recommended and the Council agreed to arrange a fresh appeal.

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