PERSONAL LEGAL EDUCATION LAW MAIN
Appeals Against School Place Decisions28/02/2011
We have seen a sharp rise in the number of disappointed parents seeking advice on appealing School Admission Authority decisions for places at primary and secondary schools. From 1st March 2011 parents find out if they have been allocated one of their child’s three preferred schools. In London one third of pupils did not get into their first choice of schools. View the full BBC report.
Tollers received multiple enquiries from families in 2010 and are expecting similar numbers again this year given the high demand for places at over subscribed schools.
All of the cases are overseen by Tollers’ partner and education specialist, David Boobyer. David said, ‘We are getting more and more enquiries each year. Parents are becoming more aware that they can appeal the initial decision of the Admissions Authority and that with careful preparation of those appeals they can be successful.’
Professional legal advice allows parents to ensure their arguments are presented correctly, highlighting the important issues that have the most impact.
David Boobyer added, ‘It is very rewarding for us to help children get into the school of their choice and secure the level of education their parents want for them.’