2014 June LGO Press Release

c artwork for cufflink april 2011On June 15, 2014, Pauline Hull and Michelle Melson published the following Press Release:

‘FINAL DECISION’ by Local Government Ombudsman Condones Discriminatory Admissions Practices for Summer Born children

In a controversial Final Decision published on May 14, 2014 (in a complaint that was ‘Upheld’ against County Durham Council on January 11, 2014), the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) has determined that primary school applications from parents of summer born children entering Reception class at compulsory school age (CSA) can be left at the bottom of the pile, with theirschool places allocated ONLY AFTER all other 4-year-old children have been allocated Reception class places. The Summer Born Campaign group says this discrimination is just the tip of the iceberg.

Media coverage of the report’s publication can be found in the News section of our site.

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