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Admissions

Volume 458: debated on Monday 26 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many admissions appeals were heard for pupils in the Peterborough Local Education Authority in each year since 1997; how many were successful; and if he will make a statement. (129410)

[holding answer 23 March 2007]: The information requested is shown in the table, as reported by schools and local authorities.

Appeals lodged by parents against non-admission of their children to maintained primary and secondary schools 1997/98 to 2004/05, Peterborough local authority area

Primary

Secondary

Appeals heard

Appeals decided in parent’s favour

Appeals heard

Appeals decided in parent’s favour

Number of appeals lodged

No.

%1

No.

%2

Number of appeals lodged

No.

%1

No.

%2

1997/98

96

90

93.8

44

48.9

146

131

89.7

59

45.0

1998/99

153

112

73.2

43

38.4

181

157

86.7

63

40.1

1999/2000

101

58

57.4

18

31.0

190

163

85.8

65

39.9

2000/01

101

65

64.4

30

46.2

167

147

88.0

59

40.1

2001/02

94

60

63.8

25

41.7

257

235

91.4

93

39.6

2002/03

58

42

72.4

14

33.3

139

125

89.9

27

21.6

2003/04

86

60

69.8

29

48.3

154

140

90.9

47

33.6

2004/05

74

46

62.2

20

43.5

213

188

88.3

58

30.9

1 Number of appeals heard by a panel expressed as a percentage of the number of appeals lodged by parents. 2 Number of appeals decided in parents' favour expressed as a percentage of the number of appeals heard by a panel. Source: Admission Appeals Survey and the Annual Schools Census.