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School admissions

Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • St Michael's Catholic Grammar School, North Finchley (21 013 540)

    Statement Upheld School admissions 05-May-2022

    Summary: Ms M complains the Governors refused her request for her daughter, G, to be admitted to the school outside her normal age group. The Governors do not appear to have properly considered Ms M's request and have agreed to reconsider it.

  • Maidstone Grammar School For Girls (21 005 957)

    Statement Upheld School admissions 05-May-2022

    Summary: Mrs K complains about the way an appeal panel arrived at its decision about her daughter's application for a place at the Grammar School. We uphold the complaint because of some inconsistencies with the records of the decision. The School has agreed to our recommendation for a fresh appeal.

  • St Richard's Catholic College, Bexhill-on-Sea (21 003 964)

    Statement Upheld School admissions 04-May-2022

    Summary: Mrs B complained about the Independent Appeal Panel's decision not to admit her daughter to her preferred school. We found that there was fault in the decision-making process and the decision letter did not properly explain the reasons for the Panel's decision. However, neither of these failings called into question the Panel's decision.

  • Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council (21 007 760)

    Statement Upheld School admissions 18-Apr-2022

    Summary: the school admissions appeal panel failed to properly consider Miss B's case for appeal and a panel member asked inappropriate questions. A new appeal is satisfactory remedy.

  • Thornleigh Salesian College (21 012 082)

    Statement Upheld School admissions 06-Apr-2022

    Summary: Mr X complains an appeal panel failed to properly consider an appeal for a school place for his brother, Y. We have found School A at fault for failing to ensure the consideration of Y's appeal was properly documented. School A has agreed to apologise to Y and arrange a fresh appeal hearing to remedy the injustice caused.

  • Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council (21 009 815)

    Statement Upheld School admissions 25-Mar-2022

    Summary: Mrs Y complains about the conduct of the Council's presenting officer before a school admission appeal hearing. She complains the Council failed to respond to her complaint. We have upheld Mrs Y's complaint that the Council has failed to respond to her complaint. This caused Mrs Y uncertainty. To remedy this, the Council has agreed to apologise to Mrs Y, make her a payment and put her complaint through its complaints process.

  • Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council (21 007 009)

    Statement Not upheld School admissions 15-Mar-2022

    Summary: Mr X complained that the Council did not provide him with sufficient information and support when he was making an online application for a place for his child at his preferred primary school. I found no evidence of fault by the Council and no fault in the way the Independent Appeal Panel considered his infant class size appeal.

  • Parkside School (21 007 884)

    Statement Not upheld School admissions 10-Mar-2022

    Summary: Mrs X complained about the Independent Appeal Panel's decision to not admit her child to their preferred choice of school. There was no fault in the way the appeal was conducted.

  • Suffolk County Council (21 006 358)

    Statement Not upheld School admissions 01-Mar-2022

    Summary: Mrs B complained that the Council provided inaccurate information to the Appeal Panel considering her appeal for a place at School D for her child C. We have not found fault with the Council.

  • Royal Borough of Greenwich (21 010 018)

    Statement Upheld School admissions 28-Feb-2022

    Summary: Mr X says the admissions appeal panel did not take account of his medical conditions and did not treat him fairly. There was inadequate detail in the clerk's notes to conclude Mr X's appeals were conducted properly. The Council agreed to arrange a rehearing of one of Mr X's appeals with a new appeal panel.