School admissions


Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • Islamia Primary School, Brondesbury Park (16 015 942)

    Statement Upheld School admissions 15-May-2017

    Summary: There was no fault in the way the School applied its oversubscription criteria when a Year 2 place became vacant. Although there were some delays in the time the School took to hear Mrs X's infant class size appeal and to send her the information she requested, this did not cause her any significant injustice.

  • Norfolk County Council (16 014 197)

    Statement Upheld School admissions 11-May-2017

    Summary: The complainant removed her child from school because of welfare concerns. The Council has been at fault in that it has delayed unreasonably in telling the complainant whether it would proceed with a prosecution. The Council has agreed to consider amending its procedures to prevent a recurrence of the events in this case. On the other complaints, the Ombudsman has found no fault.

  • London Borough of Barking & Dagenham (17 000 503)

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

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint about the refusal of admission for the complainant's son to his preferred school. This is because there is no evidence of fault in the way the Independent Appeal Panel hearing the appeal made its decision.

  • Kent County Council (16 019 308)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries School admissions 09-May-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr A's complaint about the process by which the Council allocates school places. It is unlikely he would identify fault on the Council's part and investigation would not achieve the outcome Mr A wants.

  • Sir Robert Hitchams C E V A P School (16 019 007)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries School admissions 09-May-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman does not have reason to start an investigation into a parent's complaint about a school admission appeal. The parent is unhappy the appeal panel turned down his appeal for his son's admission to a particular primary school. But there is no sign of fault in the way the panel dealt with matters.

  • Derby City Council (17 000 684)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries School admissions 09-May-2017

    Summary: We cannot investigate Mr F's complaint about which school is suitable for his child as a Tribunal is currently considering this.

  • St. Matthew's Roman Catholic High School (16 019 001)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries School admissions 05-May-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint about the refusal of admission for the complainant's daughter to his preferred school. This is because we could not achieve a worthwhile outcome for the complainant as the School has agreed to offer another appeal.

  • Ince In Makerfield C Of E Junior & Infant School (16 016 868)

    Statement Upheld School admissions 03-May-2017

    Summary: We have discontinued our investigation into Mr and Mrs X's complaint as they have been offered a place at their preferred school for their child so further investigation will not achieve any more for them.

  • Torbay Council (16 013 779)

    Statement Upheld School admissions 03-May-2017

    Summary: The Council cancelled two school admission appeal dates. It did not hold an appeal for an in year application for a school place within the required 30 school days. The faults in the appeal then held mean Mr X did not get a fair hearing. To put matters right the Council will arrange a new appeal, apologise to Mr X and pay him £100 for time and trouble.

  • Torbay Council (16 013 766)

    Statement Upheld School admissions 03-May-2017

    Summary: The Council cancelled two school admission appeal dates. It did not hold an appeal for an in year application for a school place within the required 30 school days. The faults in the appeal then held mean Mr X did not get a fair hearing. To put matters right the Council will arrange a new appeal, apologise to Mr X and pay him £100 for time and trouble.

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