School admissions


Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • Birmingham City Council (17 007 856)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries School admissions 12-Sep-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint about the involvement of the Council with the complainant and her family. This is because part of the complaint is out of our jurisdiction, and we cannot achieve a worthwhile outcome through investigation of the other issues.

  • Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council (17 006 436)

    Statement Upheld School admissions 12-Sep-2017

    Summary: The appeal panel's decision was not flawed by fault but the Council should ensure it clearly communicates the reasons for the panel's decision. It should also ensure that parents are given enough notice of the appeal hearing.

  • Cumbria County Council (17 007 293)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries School admissions 12-Sep-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint about the conduct of an appeal against the refusal of admission for the complainant's child to her preferred school. This is because we cannot achieve a worthwhile outcome for the complainant as she does not want a fresh appeal.

  • Holy Family Catholic High School (17 004 444)

    Statement Upheld School admissions 12-Sep-2017

    Summary: There is no evidence that the school racially discriminated against Ms B's daughter in refusing her a place at the school.

  • St Richard's Catholic College, Bexhill-on-Sea (17 004 936)

    Statement Upheld School admissions 12-Sep-2017

    Summary: I have not found any fault that undermined the appeal panel's decision to refuse the complainants' appeal for a school place for their child. Part of the minutes of the appeal hearing should have been fuller but that did not affect the decision significantly.

  • St Richard's Catholic College, Bexhill-on-Sea (17 006 074)

    Statement Not upheld School admissions 11-Sep-2017

    Summary: I have not found fault in how the independent appeal panel decided Ms B's appeal against the refusal of a school place.

  • Derby City Council (17 007 487)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries School admissions 11-Sep-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman does not have grounds to investigate this complaint about the appeal panel's decision to reject an appeal about a place at a primary school. This is because there is no sign of fault in the way the panel dealt with the case.

  • London Borough of Harrow (17 007 948)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries School admissions 11-Sep-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint about a school admissions appeal as it is unlikely he would find evidence of fault affecting the outcome of the appeal.

  • St Joseph's Catholic Primary School (17 007 323)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries School admissions 08-Sep-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman does not have grounds to investigate this complaint from a parent about a school admission appeal. The parent complained that the appeal panel unreasonably turned down his appeal for a primary school place for his daughter. But there is no sign of fault by the panel to justify our intervention.

  • Lancashire County Council (17 005 626)

    Statement Upheld School admissions 08-Sep-2017

    Summary: There is no fault in the way the Independent Appeal Panel considered Mrs X's appeal for a school place for her child. The Panel failed to send the reasons for the refusal within five working days which is fault but this did not cause a significant injustice. The Council has agreed to review its processes to prevent a recurrence of the fault. There was no fault in the way it placed Mrs X's child on the waiting list.

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