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Schools: Appeals

Volume 459: debated on Thursday 3 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the process is for appealing decisions made by the Schools Adjudicator under the Education (New Secondary School Proposals) (England) (Amendment) Regulations; and if he will make a statement. (125575)

The Education Acts do not provide for any appeals against a decision taken by the schools adjudicator. There is accordingly no scope for the Education (New Secondary School Proposals) (England) Regulations 2006 (as amended) to include an appeal process. The adjudicator’s decision is final and can only be challenged by application to the high court for judicial review. Similarly, the Act provided that where a school organisation committee decided a competition, that decision could only be challenged by application to the High Court for judicial review.