School admissions


Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • Four Oaks Primary School (18 013 507)

    Statement Upheld School admissions 05-Mar-2019

    Summary: Mr F complains about the Independent Appeal Panel's decisions not to admit his children to Four Oaks Primary School. Fault in the Panel's deliberations calls the decisions into question. The Governors have agreed to arrange a fresh panel to reconsider the appeals.

  • Four Oaks Primary School (18 017 317)

    Statement Upheld School admissions 04-Mar-2019

    Summary: Mr F complains about the Independent Appeal Panel's decisions not to admit his children to Four Oaks Primary School. Fault in the Panel's deliberations calls the decisions into question. The Governors have agreed to arrange a fresh panel to reconsider the appeals.

  • London Borough of Barking & Dagenham (18 013 138)

    Statement Not upheld School admissions 22-Feb-2019

    Summary: Ms M complains about the Independent Appeal Panel's decision not to admit her son, B, to School X. B now has a place at the school. I have discontinued my investigation as there is nothing more I could achieve.

  • Nottinghamshire County Council (18 001 869)

    Statement Upheld School admissions 21-Feb-2019

    Summary: Mr W said the Council was at fault for failing to allocate a place at a primary school to his eldest child, which had implications to where his other children were educated and the secondary schools they would move to afterwards. There is evidence of fault, leading to injustice, which the Council has already remedied.

  • London Borough of Barking & Dagenham (18 003 684)

    Statement Not upheld School admissions 19-Feb-2019

    Summary: Miss C complains that the independent appeal panel failed to consider her individual circumstances when it considered her appeal for a school place for her daughter. She also said the panel failed to follow the correct process. Based on the evidence seen, the Ombudsman has found no fault.

  • Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council (18 012 006)

    Statement Not upheld School admissions 07-Feb-2019

    Summary: Mrs M complains about the Independent Appeal Panel's decision not to admit her children to Z Primary School. The appeal was carried out properly. The Ombudsman cannot question decisions taken without fault.

  • Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council (18 012 005)

    Statement Not upheld School admissions 07-Feb-2019

    Summary: Mrs M complains about the Independent Appeal Panel's decision not to admit her children to Z Primary School. The appeal was carried out properly. The Ombudsman cannot question decisions taken without fault.

  • Warwickshire County Council (18 013 931)

    Statement Not upheld School admissions 06-Feb-2019

    Summary: Mrs M complains about the Independent Appeal Panel's decision not to admit her son to Z Primary School. The appeal was carried out properly. The Ombudsman cannot question decisions taken without fault.

  • Derby City Council (18 013 439)

    Statement Not upheld School admissions 04-Feb-2019

    Summary: Ms B complains that there was fault in the way an appeal panel considered her appeal for a place at a primary school for her son. She has now accepted an offer of a place at another school so the Ombudsman has discontinued the investigation.

  • St. Saviours C Of E Primary School (17 007 942)

    Statement Upheld School admissions 25-Jan-2019

    Summary: Mrs B complains that St. Saviour's Church of England Primary School, Little Venice failed to organise an appeal for her child, C, and did not consider the applications for a reception place for 2017/18 fairly. The Ombudsman has found that there was delay in organising an appeal for C, but C's application was placed under the correct criterion and the School was entitled to refuse him a place. However, the Ombudsman has found a number of deficiencies in the way that the School manages its admissions and appeals procedures, which call into question the fairness of those procedures. We have therefore recommended a series of steps which we consider that the School needs to take to comply with the School Admissions Code and the School Admissions Appeals Code.

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