School admissions


Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • Hampshire County Council (19 006 965)

    Statement Not upheld School admissions 23-Dec-2019

    Summary: Mr F complains about the Independent Appeal Panel's decision not to admit his child to a junior school. There does not appear to be any fault in the Panel's decision. The Ombudsman cannot question decisions taken without fault.

  • Hampshire County Council (19 006 590)

    Statement Not upheld School admissions 23-Dec-2019

    Summary: Mrs M's complains following her unsuccessful appeal for a place for her son, B, at a junior school. B was later offered a place at the school, so I have ended my investigation.

  • London Borough of Enfield (19 004 177)

    Statement Upheld School admissions 19-Dec-2019

    Summary: Mrs L complains about a secondary school admission panel's appeal decision. The Ombudsman's decision is we uphold the complaint due to a wrongly addressed letter. But this did not mean the decision of the panel was flawed.

  • Emmaus C of E & RC Primary School, Liverpool (19 005 790)

    Statement Not upheld School admissions 18-Dec-2019

    Summary: Miss B complained about the way an appeal panel considered her appeal for a place for her daughter at the school. There is no fault in how the appeal panel considered Miss B's appeal.

  • Leicester City Council (19 011 578)

    Statement Upheld School admissions 12-Dec-2019

    Summary: Mr B complained to us about a school admission education appeal. We have discontinued investigation as Mr B's son now has a place at the school.

  • Worcestershire County Council (19 005 929)

    Statement Upheld School admissions 12-Dec-2019

    Summary: Mrs B complains about a school admission appeal panel, which she considers did not properly consider her case. The Ombudsman finds the notes taken at the hearing were not comprehensive, but on balance this does not call into question the panel's decision and so it did not lead to injustice for Mrs B.

  • Emmaus C of E & RC Primary School, Liverpool (19 006 190)

    Statement Not upheld School admissions 11-Dec-2019

    Summary: Mr and Mrs B complain about the school's admission policy and the way an appeal panel considered their appeal for a place for their son at the school. There is no fault by the school.

  • Nottinghamshire County Council (19 006 744)

    Statement Upheld School admissions 10-Dec-2019

    Summary: Mr B complains there was fault in how an independent education admission appeal reached its decision on his child's appeal. We uphold the complaint, finding an appeal panel did not provide satisfactory reasons for its decision. This causes uncertainty as the outcome of the appeal might otherwise have been different. The Council has agreed to arrange a fresh appeal.

  • Cambridgeshire County Council (19 006 585)

    Statement Not upheld School admissions 10-Dec-2019

    Summary: Mr and Mrs P complain following their unsuccessful appeal for a place for their son, B, at primary school. B has since been offered a place at the school, so I do not intend to continue my investigation.

  • Blessed John Henry Newman RC College (19 004 572)

    Statement Upheld School admissions 10-Dec-2019

    Summary: The school was at fault because of omissions in the notes taken by the clerk to the independent appeal panel during the hearing. But Mrs X and Y did not suffer injustice through the panel's failure to consider matters properly.