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School admissions archive 2019-2020


Archive has 250 results

  • Durham County Council (19 020 018)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries School admissions 21-Mar-2020

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mrs B'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.

  • Archbishop Temple School, Preston (19 008 743)

    Statement Not upheld School admissions 20-Mar-2020

    Summary: Ms X complains of fault by the School in refusing a place in Year 7 for her son, Z, and of further fault in the appeal process that followed. There was no fault by the School.

  • Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council (19 010 817)

    Statement Not upheld School admissions 19-Mar-2020

    Summary: Miss X complains about the way the Council dealt with her appeal about a school place for her son. Miss X says this meant the appeal was not fair. She says this has caused stress, and her son struggles to attend his current school. The Ombudsman does not find the Council at fault.

  • Leeds City Council (19 014 104)

    Statement Not upheld School admissions 19-Mar-2020

    Summary: there is no fault in the Appeal Panel's decision not to admit Mr F's son, B, to the school. The Ombudsman cannot question decisions taken without fault.

  • Gloucestershire County Council (19 014 442)

    Statement Upheld School admissions 18-Mar-2020

    Summary: Mrs T complains about the independent appeal panel's decision not to admit her child to her preferred primary school. The Council was at fault in that the clerk did not properly record the panel's deliberations or the reasons for its decision. The Council was also at fault in that the decision letter did not properly explain the reasons for the panel's decision. To remedy the injustice caused, the Council has agreed to offer Mrs T a fresh appeal with a different panel and a new clerk and to review the training needs of its clerks and panel members.

  • London Borough of Redbridge (19 019 982)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries School admissions 18-Mar-2020

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mrs X's complaint about an unsuccessful appeal for a school place. This is because there is not enough evidence of fault by the panel and so we cannot question the merits of its decision.

  • Surrey County Council (19 014 022)

    Statement Not upheld School admissions 18-Mar-2020

    Summary: Miss B complains that the Council failed to give her proper advice when applying for a school place for her daughter and then wrongly treated the application as late. She also complains that the independent appeals panel was wrong to refuse her appeal against the refusal of a school place. The Ombudsman has found no fault by the Council or the panel so we cannot question the decision to refuse a place.

  • St Philip's Catholic Primary School, Stockport (19 011 852)

    Statement Upheld School admissions 17-Mar-2020

    Summary: Mr X complains of fault when he applied for a school place for his son. The panel failed to record clear reasons for the decision to refuse a place. The School will arrange a fresh appeal with a new panel.

  • Wokingham Borough Council (19 020 318)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries School admissions 14-Mar-2020

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr B's complaint that the Council refused his appeal for a school place for his daughter. This is because it is unlikely we would find fault on the Council's part.

  • Kent County Council (19 019 118)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries School admissions 13-Mar-2020

    Summary: A parent complained that the Council's Head Teacher Assessment Panel did not properly consider his son's suitability for admission to grammar school. But the Ombudsman will not investigate this matter because the parent has a right of appeal to an independent appeal panel about a refusal of a place at a grammar school.