School admissions


Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • St Bede's Catholic High School, Ormskirk (18 009 417)

    Statement Not upheld School admissions 07-Jan-2019

    Summary: Miss D complains about the way the independent appeal panel considered her appeal for a year & place for her son (Y) at a Catholic school. Based on the evidence seen, there was no fault in the way the Panel reached its decision.

  • St Bede's Catholic High School, Ormskirk (18 007 259)

    Statement Not upheld School admissions 07-Jan-2019

    Summary: Mr C complained about the way the independent appeal panel considered his appeal for a place for his daughter (X) at a Catholic school. Based on the evidence seen, the Ombudsman found no fault in the way the Panel reached its decision.

  • Buckinghamshire County Council (18 010 706)

    Statement Not upheld School admissions 07-Jan-2019

    Summary: Mrs X complained that her appeal for a school place for her daughter, P, was not dealt with fairly. We do not find the Council at fault.

  • Hertfordshire County Council (18 007 232)

    Statement Upheld School admissions 03-Jan-2019

    Summary: Mrs V's son, W, was permanently excluded from school.. Although there was evidence of fault by the Council in its delay offering W education following the exclusion, there was no injustice to Mrs V because she did not want W to attend the provision offered and did not think it appropriate.

  • Blackpool Borough Council (18 010 986)

    Statement Upheld School admissions 20-Dec-2018

    Summary: Mrs X complained the Council did not correctly consider her request for her summer born child's delayed entry into reception. The Council has not properly decided which year group would be in child Z's best interests to start school at the time he reaches compulsory school age. It has agreed to make this decision and explain it to Mrs X. It has also agreed to issue guidance to staff to prevent reoccurrence of this fault.

  • East Riding of Yorkshire Council (18 011 144)

    Statement Upheld School admissions 11-Dec-2018

    Summary: Ms X complains the Council failed to properly consider an application for deferred entry to school for a summer born child. The Council has offered to look again at Ms X's application. This is a suitable remedy to the complaint.

  • Archbishop Blanch School (18 008 701)

    Statement Upheld School admissions 11-Dec-2018

    Summary: Mr X complains he was not notified of the date and time of the independent appeal panel hearing which considered his appeal for a place at Archbishop Blanch School until a few hours before the hearing. The School's failure to give Mr X proper notice of the stage two appeal hearing amounts to fault. This fault caused Mr X an injustice as he was unprepared and could not get to the hearing in time.

  • Buckinghamshire County Council (18 011 467)

    Statement Not upheld School admissions 03-Dec-2018

    Summary: Mrs X complains the Council unreasonably refused her late request to allow her child to sit a grammar school test. The Ombudsman has found no evidence of fault in the way the Council considered these matters.

  • Wolverhampton City Council (18 009 042)

    Statement Not upheld School admissions 30-Nov-2018

    Summary: There is no fault in the way the Admissions Appeal Panel considered Ms X's appeal for her child to attend the School.

  • Gloucestershire County Council (18 010 056)

    Statement Upheld School admissions 29-Nov-2018

    Summary: Mr B complained about his appeal against the refusal of a school place for his child. There was fault in that Mr B was not allowed to present all his evidence during the hearing. This left Mr B not knowing if the appeal's result might have been different but for the fault. The Council has offered a new appeal hearing, which is the most we could achieve.

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