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What’s happening in relation to school admission appeals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in England?

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Produced in partnership with Denis Edwards of Normanton Chambers
Published on LexisPSL on 17/07/2020

The following Local Government Q&A produced in partnership with Denis Edwards of Normanton Chambers provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • What’s happening in relation to school admission appeals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in England?

What’s happening in relation to school admission appeals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in England?

This Q&A is limited to the law in England.

Section 94 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 (SSFA 1998) confers a right of appeal against school admission decisions: a ‘local authority shall make arrangements for enabling [appeals] against…any decision made by or on behalf of the authority refusing a child admission to a school’. Further provision for appeals is made in the School Admissions (Appeal Arrangements) (England) Regulations 2012, SI 2012/9, but the substantial details governing the conduct of appeals are contained in the School Admissions Appeals Code 2012. This is

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