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Disability ruling

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A grammar school in Lincolnshire broke disability discrimination laws for its treatment of an autistic boy who burst into tears during an 11- plus exam, an ombudsman has ruled. Anne Seex, the Local Government Ombudsman, ruled that the King's Grammar School in Grantham should have made special provisions for the pupil, who became disorientated by his surroundings. She ordered that it apologise and give a amp;#163;50 gift token as compensation to the boy, who was not statemented, but has communication problems.

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