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16 Jun 2009, 16:21 by Ian Jones

Labels: admission, admission-appeal, admission-appeals, admissions, advice, appeal, application, barrister, civil-law, daily-mail, daily-telegraph, education, governing-body, guardian-newspaper, ian-jones, lawyer, primary, school, school-admission, school-admissions, school-appeal, school-appeals, schools, schools-adjudicator, schools-appeals, secondary, secondary-school

Ian Jones is quoted extensively in the newspapers this week as figures are released showing that 1 in 10 primary school children were denied a place at the school preferred by their parents. 

For those who want to follow the media discussion, the story is taken up by the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail, the Independent and the Guardian newspapers.

School appeals are likely to feature further in the news over the next few weeks, with more school appeal statistics due out on Thursday and with a forthcoming High Court ruling on the powers of appeal panels.

 Ian Jones is a barrister specialising in school appeals and education law at New Walk Chambers, Leicester.

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School Appeals

12 May 2008, 15:06 by Ian Jones

Labels: admission-appeal, direct-access, education, judicial-review, nursery-appeal, primary, school-admission, school-appeal, secondary

School appeals seem more popular than ever this year.  Only a week after launching his own school appeals website, barrister Ian Jones is receiving dozens of calls from anxious parents who have been refused a place for their child at their preferred school.  Ian says "I've been asked about everything from nursery admissions to judicial review, as well as lots of calls about primary and secondary school admission appeals."  Ian Jones is one of a growing number of barristers at New Walk Chambers who carry out work directly for members of the public under the direct access scheme.  The direct access barristers at New Walk Chambers are: Robert Rees, Ruth Manning, Ian Jones, Simon Reed and Karl Prosser.

 

Written by Ian Jones, Barrister at New Walk Chambers specialising in school appeals and education law.

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