It comes as no surprise that securing your child's school can be a difficult process.
The education your child receives can affect him or her for a lifetime. Entrance into your school of choice is not only competitive, but it can present a number of challenges if it is denied.
Our services for school admission matters
We offer a range of services to help parents obtain school places for their children in the schools of their choice. We assist parents with appeals to the Independent Admissions Appeal Panel, complaints to the Local Government Ombudsman against maladministration by the Local Authority (LA), and Judicial Review applications against the decision of the Independent Admissions Appeal Panel.
School admission for your child
Admissions to infant, primary and secondary schools are very competitive and difficult. Parents are aware of their rights to express a preference for a school, but they become confused by the amount of information from the LA. All the information is contained in the Application Booklet, so it is important that you consider all the information that the LA provides you.
Parents receive decisions from Local Authorities with no explanation and indeed one that they cannot understand. The starting point is the School Admissions Code and School Admissions Appeal Code. You can obtain a copy of this from the Department of Education. We can guide you through the process to help you obtain a place for your child at the school of your choice.
School admission appeals
We can assist you with appeal to Independent Admissions Appeal Panel hearings, arrange representation at Independent Admission Appeal Panel hearings having prepared grounds of appeal, and identify and collate the vital supporting documentation. Your chances of success are increased if you are represented. Many of the parents we have represented are very grateful, and welcome the advice and assistance and, if necessary, the full management of the process we can offer.
The solicitors at Moore Blatch can help. We are education law specialists who focus on representing parents and children. Our solicitors have a wide range of experience and are highly knowledgeable of the law. We accept instructions from individuals all over England and Wales, and we are committed to providing high-quality legal services for our clients.
Education law is highly complex and intricate. You can trust our team to resolve your matters promptly and effectively. We are experienced litigators who have handled issues spanning across the area of education law, including judicial review, special educational needs, school exclusions and more.
We welcome the opportunity to talk to you. To schedule a free initial consultation, please phone 023 8071 8000. You can also contact us online.