Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2009] All ER (D) 136 (Jul)
Neutral Citation: [2009] EWHC 1679 (Admin)
Court: Queen's Bench Division, Administrative Court (London)

Blake J

Representation Jonathan McManus QC and Sarah Hannett (instructed by Buckinghamshire County Council, Jackie Yates) for the authority.
  Peter Oldham (instructed by Oxfordshire County Council, Peter Clerk) for the panel.
Judgment Dates: 10 July 2009


Education - School - Admission to school - Parental preference - Parents applying to school for admission - Applications for admission unsuccessful before admissions appeal panel - Whether admissions arrangements complying with admissions code - Whether admissions appeal panel erring.

The Case

Education School. Queen's Bench Division, Administrative Court (London): An application by the claimant local education authority for judicial review of the decision of the defendant panel that a school's admissions code did not comply with the 2007 School Admissions Code was allowed on the basis that the panel had misdirected itself both in applying the 2007 Code as opposed to the School Admissions code issued in 2009 and because it had misdirected itself in its application of the 2007 code, even if it had applied.

Practice Areas

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