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School admissions


Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • Gloucestershire County Council (21 006 357)

    Statement Not upheld School admissions 14-Dec-2021

    Summary: Ms M complains an Independent Appeal Panel based its decision not to admit her son to a primary school on incorrect information. The Council has offered Ms M a new appeal because of a change in her circumstances, so there is nothing to be gained from investigating her complaint further.

  • Somerset County Council (21 006 493)

    Statement Not upheld School admissions 07-Dec-2021

    Summary: Miss V complained about a school admissions appeal hearing for her son, who I will call B. We have discontinued our investigation because Miss V has withdrawn her complaint for the reasons explained in this statement.

  • Cardinal Langley RC High School (21 004 380)

    Statement Upheld School admissions 03-Dec-2021

    Summary: The Ombudsman found fault on Miss F's complaint about the appeal panel failing to properly consider her appeal against the school's decision to refuse her children a place. The statement of case lacked important information and some of the information it contained was irrelevant. The clerk's notes failed to properly record the decision-making process. The decision letter failed to contain correct information. The agreed action remedies the injustice caused.

  • Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School, Liverpool (21 003 050)

    Statement Upheld School admissions 01-Dec-2021

    Summary: Miss X complained about how an independent appeal panel considered her case for a school place for her son, Y. The panel failed to properly consider Miss X's case, which caused her uncertainty. The School has agreed to apologise to Miss X. The School has also agreed to remind the panel clerk of the proper process for holding and recording appeal hearings.

  • Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council (21 001 673)

    Statement Upheld School admissions 01-Dec-2021

    Summary: Mr X complained about the Council's refusal to consider his request to admit his summer born child to school outside of his normal age group, into reception, instead of year 1. The Ombudsman has found fault by the Council causing injustice. It has agreed to remedy this by apologising, making a payment to reflect the distress, time and trouble caused and a service improvement.

  • Derbyshire County Council (21 005 242)

    Statement Not upheld School admissions 01-Dec-2021

    Summary: there is no fault in the appeal panel's decision not to admit Mrs M's son, B, to the school. The Ombudsman cannot question decisions taken without fault.

  • Runnymede St Edwards Catholic Primary School (21 005 499)

    Statement Not upheld School admissions 01-Dec-2021

    Summary: there is no fault in the appeal panel's decision not to admit Mrs M's daughter, G, to the school. The Ombudsman cannot question decisions taken without fault.

  • Lincolnshire County Council (21 006 105)

    Statement Not upheld School admissions 26-Nov-2021

    Summary: Mrs M complains the Council refused her request for her summer-born daughter, G, to be admitted to reception rather than year one when she starts school in September 2022. There is no fault in the way the Council made its decision. We cannot question properly made decisions.

  • King David High School (21 004 034)

    Statement Upheld School admissions 23-Nov-2021

    Summary: The Ombudsman found fault by the school on Mrs Y's complaint about the appeal panel failing to properly consider her appeal against the school's refusal to give her son a Year 7 place. The clerk's notes of the hearing do not explain how the panel reached its decision. What the decision letter said about how the panel reached is decision is not supported by the clerk's notes. The agreed action remedies the injustice caused.

  • The Latymer School, Edmonton (21 002 628)

    Statement Not upheld School admissions 23-Nov-2021

    Summary: Ms B complained about the way in which the School's Appeal Panel considered Ms B's appeal against the refusal of a place at the School for her son C. We found no fault in the actions of the School.