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Judge attacks ‘deplorable’ row over top Catholic school – Daily Telegraph

“A judge today condemned a ‘deplorable’ legal dispute between church leaders and parents over control of a top Roman Catholic comprehensive.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th April 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Regina (M) v Haringey Independent Appeal Panel (Secretary of State for Schools, Families and Children intervening) – WLR Daily

Regina (M) v Haringey Independent Appeal Panel (Secretary of State for Schools, Families and Children intervening) [2010] EWCA Civ 1103; [2010] WLR (D) 245

“An inquiry pursuant to s 86(3) of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 into whether compliance with a parent’s preference as to the school at which he wished education to be provided for his child would prejudice the provision of efficient education or the efficient use of resources was to be assessed objectively.”

WLR Daily, 13th October 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

A v Essex County Council – WLR Daily

A v Essex County Council; [2010] UKSC 33; [2010] WLR (D) 184

“A local education authority which took 18 months to secure a place at one of the few specialist schools which was equipped to cope with a severely disabled child with special education needs, during which time he was unable to attend school at all, had not, by taking so much time, denied the child’s right to education contrary to art 2 of the First Protocol to the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.”

WLR Daily, 15th July 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Lawyers report 500 per cent rise in school admission appeals – The Independent

“Record numbers of disgruntled parents are expected to seek legal advice this week after failing to secure their children places at any of their preferred secondary schools.”

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The Independent, 28th February 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

R (E) v Governing Body of JFS and another (United Synagogue and others intervening) – WLR Daily

R (E) v Governing Body of JFS and another (United Synagogue and others intervening) [2009] UKSC 15; [2009] WLR (D) 366

“A Jewish school which, in the event of the school being oversubscribed, gave priority to children who were recognised as Jews according to the tenets of Orthodox Judaism, ie the children of mothers who were Jews by either birth or conversion, was operating a policy which discriminated on the grounds of ethnic origin and, therefore, constituted racial discrimination under s 1(1)(a) of the Race Relations Act 1976.”

WLR Daily, 16th December 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Regina (E) v Governing Body of JFS and Another, United Synagogue and Others intervening – Times Law Reports

Regina (E) v Governing Body of JFS and Another, United Synagogue and Others intervening

Supreme Court

“The admissions policy of a Jewish school which gave priority, in the event of oversubscription, to children who were recognised as Jews under the standard Orthodox test of matrilineal descent, someone whose mother was a Jew either by birth or conversion, was discriminatory on the ground of ethnic origin and was thus racial discrimination.”

The Times, 17th December 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Jewish school loses places fight – BBC News

“The Supreme Court has ruled that a Jewish school in London cannot restrict admission to pupils it considers to be ethnically Jewish.”

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BBC News, 16th December 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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