'Championing the rights of children'

Schools admissions appeals: More parents contest primary places

Garry Fri 05 Oct 2012 07:23

More parents of young children in England have challenged decisions not to give them their school of choice.

The number of appeals lodged against primary school allocations has risen for the fifth year running, amid a shortage of school places.

Appeals against state primary school admissions rose by about 11% to just under 47,000 for 2010-11 - up from just over 42,000 the previous year.

Appeals against secondary admissions - excluding those to academies - fell.

Figures from the Department for Education show a fall in the number of appeals lodged against secondary school places, from just above 43,000 in 2009-10 to 36,565 last year.

Read more ... (BBC News - 04 October)