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Schools: Admissions

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 22 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many admissions there were to Castle Point secondary schools in each of the last three years; how many admission appeals there were in each of those years; and what percentage of decisions on admission applications were appealed against in each of those years. (166981)

The requested information is given in the table.

Appeals by parents against non-admission of their children to maintained secondary schools 2003-04 to 2005-06: Castle Point parliamentary constituency

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

Number of admissions 1

1,350

1,318

1,339

Appeals lodged

Number

53

87

80

Percentage2

3.9

6.6

6.0

Appeals heard by an appeals panel

Number

49

81

74

Percentage3

92.5

93.1

92.5

Appeals decided in parents' favour

Number

12

15

19

Percentage 4

24.5

18.5

25.7

1 Number of new admissions, irrespective of age, who joined a school at any time during September to January of the relevant academic year. 2 The number of appeals lodged expressed as a percentage of the total number of new admissions. 3 Number of appeals heard by an appeals panel expressed as a percentage of the number of appeals lodged. 4 Number of appeals decided in parents' favour expressed as a percentage of the number of appeals heard by an appeals panel. Source: School Census