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School appeal news

16 Jun 2009, 16:21 by Ian Jones

Labels: admission, admission-appeal, admission-appeals, admissions, advice, appeal, application, barrister, civil-law, daily-mail, daily-telegraph, education, governing-body, guardian-newspaper, ian-jones, lawyer, primary, school, school-admission, school-admissions, school-appeal, school-appeals, schools, schools-adjudicator, schools-appeals, secondary, secondary-school

Ian Jones is quoted extensively in the newspapers this week as figures are released showing that 1 in 10 primary school children were denied a place at the school preferred by their parents. 

For those who want to follow the media discussion, the story is taken up by the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail, the Independent and the Guardian newspapers.

School appeals are likely to feature further in the news over the next few weeks, with more school appeal statistics due out on Thursday and with a forthcoming High Court ruling on the powers of appeal panels.

 Ian Jones is a barrister specialising in school appeals and education law at New Walk Chambers, Leicester.


School Appeal Barrister on BBC Radio 4

13 Mar 2009, 18:01 by John Snell

Labels: admission, appeal, education, exclusion, school

School Appeal Barrister Ian Jones is to be interviewed live on BBC Radio 4 breakfast show on Saturday 14TH March about the school admission and school appeal process.


BBC Breakfast Show interviews barrister Ian Jones about school admission appeals

03 Mar 2009, 15:55 by Ian Jones

Labels: admission, admission-appeal, admission-appeals, barrister, education, school, school-appeal, school-appeals, schools-appeals, secondary-school

  Secondary school offers and the school appeal process featured in the news again today, this time on the BBC 1 Breakfast ShowIan Jones outlined the appeal system, while Schools Secretary Ed Balls MP was later asked about the use of a lottery system to allocate school places and about whether the system is too complicated.

Written by Ian Jones, Barrister at New Walk Chambers, specialising in Education Law.


School Appeals barrister Ian Jones in London Evening Standard article

02 Mar 2009, 15:54 by Ian Jones

Labels: admission, admission-appeal, article, education, evening-standard, school, school-admissions, school-appeal, secondary-school

Media interest in school admissions and appeals reaches fever pitch today as Secondary school offer letters start to arrive. The Guardian is running a special feature.

 Written by Ian Jones, Barrister at New Walk Chambers, specialising in Education Law.


New School Admission Code & School Appeal Code now in force

26 Feb 2009, 17:31 by Ian Jones

Labels: admission, barrister, education, government, school-appeal, schools-adjudicator

School Admissions and School Appeals are governed by statutory guidance. Following a recent report by the Schools Adjudicator highlighting problems with the current system, the Government has reviewed the statutory guidance. The new codes came into force on 10th February 2009 and can be accessed by the following link by clicking here:

 Written by Ian Jones, Barrister at New Walk Chambers, specialising in Education Law.


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