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School admissions archive 2018-2019


Archive has 267 results

  • Kent County Council (18 019 066)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries School admissions 27-Mar-2019

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mrs A's complaint that the Council was at fault in refusing her appeal for a school place for her daughter. This is because it is unlikely we would find fault on the Council's part.

  • London Borough of Lewisham (18 011 403)

    Statement Upheld School admissions 25-Mar-2019

    Summary: Ms X complains about the way the Council has dealt with her application for a Year 7 place for her daughter, Y at her preferred school, and her subsequent appeals about this matter. The lack of clarity regarding the way the Council offered places to three children after national offer day amounts to fault. This fault has not caused Ms X a significant injustice.

  • Blackburn with Darwen Council (18 014 417)

    Statement Not upheld School admissions 20-Mar-2019

    Summary: Mr F complains about the Independent Appeal Panel's decisions not to admit his children to B Primary School. There is no fault in the Panel's decisions. The Ombudsman cannot question decisions taken without fault.

  • Blackburn with Darwen Council (18 014 423)

    Statement Not upheld School admissions 20-Mar-2019

    Summary: Mr F complains about the Independent Appeal Panel's decisions not to admit his children to B Primary School. There is no fault in the Panel's decisions. The Ombudsman cannot question decisions taken without fault.

  • Oxfordshire County Council (18 011 294)

    Statement Not upheld School admissions 19-Mar-2019

    Summary: Mr X complained about the way the Council calculated the home to school distance when allocating reception places and when considering his child's application for a reception place. There was no fault in the way the independent school admissions appeal panel decided not to uphold Mr X's appeals. When Mr X raised concerns about the way the Council measured his home to school distance it agreed to recalculate this but the Panel correctly concluded there was no evidence Mr X's child missed out on a school place or on an offer of a closer school because of this. In addition, the Council's recalculations show Mr X has not missed out on the offer of any other nearer school.

  • Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council (18 014 673)

    Statement Not upheld School admissions 19-Mar-2019

    Summary: Mrs B complains about the way the Council dealt with the appeal process for admission of her child to her first preference school. The Ombudsman discontinued his investigation as Mrs B wished to withdraw her complaint, following an appeal hearing.

  • Gloucestershire County Council (18 018 123)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries School admissions 15-Mar-2019

    Summary: The Ombudsman cannot investigate this complaint about the way an entrance test for a grammar school was run. This is because the school in question is an academy school, and the law prevents us from investigating complaints about academies. There is also no sign of fault by the Council regarding this matter.

  • City Of Bradford Metropolitan District Council (18 010 007)

    Statement Not upheld School admissions 14-Mar-2019

    Summary: There is no evidence of fault in the way a school admission appeal panel considered an appeal for a secondary school place.

  • The Cressex Community School (18 016 511)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries School admissions 05-Mar-2019

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mrs A's complaint that the school admission appeal panel for a foundation school was at fault in refusing her appeal for a school place for her daughter. It is unlikely we would find fault on the admission authority's part.

  • Four Oaks Primary School (18 013 507)

    Statement Upheld School admissions 05-Mar-2019

    Summary: Mr F complains about the Independent Appeal Panel's decisions not to admit his children to Four Oaks Primary School. Fault in the Panel's deliberations calls the decisions into question. The Governors have agreed to arrange a fresh panel to reconsider the appeals.