On the 29 May 2020, Mr Justice Hayden received an urgent application (made out of business hours) by Barnsley NHS Foundation Trust. The application related to a 34 year old man with a history of complicated and painful abdominal problems dating back 10...
School admissions can be a particularly nail biting experience for parents who want to get their children into the best school possible and the best school closest to where they live. If a child is denied a place in a school on the grounds of oversubscription, this can be even more distressing.
Often, parents are under the impression that their location to a school will automatically dictate as to whether their child can attend their first choice of school. Unfortunately this is not the case as current legislation only allows parents and guardians to exercise their entitlement to state their preferences of school rather than entitling their child a place at any particular school.
In short, no child is guaranteed a place at any school regardless of their location.