Popular primary wins appeal for extra places

23rd July 2004 at 01:00
A local authority which tried to stop a successful primary opening its doors to more pupils has been ordered to back down by the schools adjudicator.

Elizabeth Passmore ruled that parents' right to a place for their child at the school of their choice was more important than Cheshire council's desire to limit the number of surplus places.

Little Leigh primary appealed to the adjudicator after the council rejected its request to increase its planned intake for September 2005 from 18 to 21 pupils.

Defeat for the primary would have thrown Tony Blair's promise to increase parental choice into disarray. This year it had to turn away 11 prospective pupils, although three later won places on appeal.

Cheshire council said that it would accept the adjudicator's decision.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now