Child denied place at Baverstock grant-maintained school

5th March 1999 at 00:00
A child was denied a place at Baverstock grant-maintained school in Birmingham because she did not attend the school's open evening, says a second report from the ombudsman. The school's admissions appeal committee decided not to grant the child a place because she had not shown enough commitment to Baverstock, applying late and not attending the school open evening.

The ombudsman found that the governors' maladministration had caused injustice. The school has offered the girl the chance of a new appeal.

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