School admissions


Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • Cardinal Wiseman RC High School, Greenford (18 013 168)

    Statement Not upheld School admissions 11-Jul-2019

    Summary: The Ombudsman finds no fault by the admissions authority regarding its handling of a school place waiting list.

  • Manchester City Council (18 018 363)

    Statement Upheld School admissions 18-Jun-2019

    Summary: Dr C complained that the Council did not properly consider her request for her summer born child's delayed entry into reception. I find fault with how the Council reached its decision, because it did not decide what school year was in Dr C's son's best interests to start in September 2020. The Council has agreed to review its decision.

  • North East Lincolnshire Council (18 016 022)

    Statement Not upheld School admissions 21-May-2019

    Summary: Ms X complained about the way the Council handled her school admissions applications for her two children and her complaint about this matter. There was no fault in the Council's actions.

  • Reading Borough Council (18 014 633)

    Statement Not upheld School admissions 09-May-2019

    Summary: the Ombudsman should not investigate Mr F's complaint about the Council's decision to refuse his request for deferred entry to reception for his son, B, as it is unlikely we would find fault and in any case, the Council has now agreed to Mr F's request. Investigation could not achieve anything more for Mr F.

  • South Gloucestershire Council (18 015 697)

    Statement Not upheld School admissions 26-Apr-2019

    Summary: Mrs B complains the Council has not properly complied with the Ombudsman's recommendation to remedy injustice. Mrs B says she has suffered significant distress and lost her job because of the Council's fault. The Ombudsman does not find fault in how the Council considered the recommendation.

  • 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 (18 014 423)

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.