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Statement Upheld School admissions 23-Mar-2018
Summary: There is some fault with the Council's actions following the school admission appeal hearing for Mr A and Ms B's son. The Council has agreed to apologise for the injustice caused.
Statement Closed after initial enquiries School admissions 22-Mar-2018
Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint about the Council's 11+ test review process. This is because the complainant has a right of appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel if her son is refused a place at the grammar school that she wants him to attend, and it is reasonable to expect her to use it.
Statement Closed after initial enquiries School admissions 16-Mar-2018
Summary: The Ombudsman does not have grounds to start an investigation of this complaint about the school admission appeal panel's refusal of a parent's appeal concerning a school place for her daughter. This is because there is no sign of fault in the way the panel dealt with the appeal.
Statement Upheld School admissions 13-Mar-2018
Summary: The Council is at fault in that it failed to consider all relevant factors when deciding to prosecute the complainant for her child's non-attendance at school. Although the Council does not fully accept the Ombudsman's findings, it has agreed the recommended action to settle this complaint. The Ombudsman is therefore closing the complaint.
Statement Closed after initial enquiries School admissions 09-Mar-2018
Summary: The Ombudsman does not have reason to investigate of this complaint from a parent about a school admission appeal. The parent was unhappy with the appeal panel's decision to turn down her appeal about a place for her son at her preferred primary school. But there is no sign of fault by the panel in the way it dealt with this matter.
Statement Upheld School admissions 05-Mar-2018
Summary: Although there is no evidence an Admissions Appeal Panel did not properly consider Miss X's case, the fact its deliberations were not recorded in any detail in the notes was fault. However, the result would have been the same even if the deliberations were recorded correctly so no injustice has been caused. There was no fault by the Council when it allowed another child to start at the same school one month later.
Statement Closed after initial enquiries School admissions 05-Mar-2018
Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint about the refusal of admission for the complainant's daughter to her preferred school. This is because there is no evidence of fault in the way the independent appeal panel (IAP) hearing the appeal made its decision.
Report Upheld School admissions 28-Feb-2018
Summary: Mr C complains that there was fault in the way the independent appeals considered his daughter's appeal for a place at Madani Girls' School.
Statement Closed after initial enquiries School admissions 27-Feb-2018
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 at her preferred school. It is unlikely we would find fault which caused her to lose out on a school place.
Statement Closed after initial enquiries School admissions 26-Feb-2018
Summary: The Ombudsman does not have reason to investigate this complaint from a parent about the refusal of a school place for his child, and the school admission appeal panel's rejection of his appeal about this refusal decision. This is because there is no sign of fault in the way admission authority and the panel dealt with these matters.