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School admissions archive 2020-2021


Archive has 150 results

  • Lancashire County Council (20 007 359)

    Statement Not upheld School admissions 29-Mar-2021

    Summary: Ms X complained the school admissions appeal panel failed to properly consider her appeal for her child to attend year 1 at the school. There was no fault in the way the panel considered the appeal.

  • Lancashire County Council (20 007 356)

    Statement Not upheld School admissions 29-Mar-2021

    Summary: Ms X complained the school admissions appeal panel failed to properly consider her appeal for her child to attend year 1 at the school. There was no fault in the way the panel considered the appeal.

  • Dorset Council (20 003 648)

    Statement Not upheld School admissions 26-Mar-2021

    Summary: The Ombudsman has decided to discontinue the investigation of Miss X's complaint that an Independent Appeal Panel refused to admit her son to her preferred school. This is because Miss X's son has settled in well to his new school and no longer wishes to be considered for a place at their original preferred choice. This means there is no worthwhile, achievable outcome for Miss X that justifies investigating her complaint.

  • St Olave's and St Saviour's Grammar School (19 016 404)

    Report Upheld School admissions 23-Mar-2021

    Summary: Mr B complained about various matters related to his son's application for a place in the sixth form at St Olave's and St Saviour's Grammar School. The main areas of his complaint related to the way in which the admissions authority decided not to honour its conditional offer of a place after his son achieved a slightly lower grade in a GCSE subject that he did not intend studying at A Level, and the independent appeal panel's handling of his son's subsequent appeal against that decision.

  • Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council (20 011 765)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries School admissions 18-Mar-2021

    Summary: On the evidence currently available, we will not investigate Mrs X's complaint about the Council's school admissions team failing to update its records and about an alleged breach of data protection. This is because Mrs X can appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel and it would be reasonable for her to use her right of appeal. Mrs X can also contact the Information Commissioner's Office about the alleged breach of data protection as it is a better suited body to consider her issue.

  • St Philip's Catholic Primary School, Stockport (20 010 559)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries School admissions 12-Mar-2021

    Summary: A parent complained about the school admission appeal panel's decision to reject his appeal concerning the refusal of a place for his son at his preferred primary school. But we do not have grounds to investigate this complaint. This is because there is insufficient sign of fault in the way the panel considered the appeal to warrant our further involvement.

  • Lancashire County Council (20 011 125)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries School admissions 09-Mar-2021

    Summary: We do not have reason to investigate this complaint from a parent about the way a school admission appeal panel dealt with his appeal for a school place for his son. This is because there is no sign of fault by the panel.

  • Sheffield City Council (20 007 278)

    Statement Upheld School admissions 05-Mar-2021

    Summary: Mr D complains about an unsuccessful admissions appeal. We uphold the complaint, there is fault with the way the appeal was conducted by the panel members. This causes uncertainty as the outcome of the appeal might otherwise have been different. The Council has agreed to arrange and hold a fresh appeal.

  • Reading Borough Council (20 012 331)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries School admissions 03-Mar-2021

    Summary: Mr X complained the Council denied his request to change a school preference and this was unfair. We will not investigate as there has been no significant injustice caused to justify an investigation.

  • Telford & Wrekin Council (20 011 991)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries School admissions 03-Mar-2021

    Summary: We will not investigate Miss 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.