• Academy loses fight with council on restricting pupil numbers

    An academy that wanted to reduce its admissions to restrict the number of pupils it had to accept mid-year has lost its battle after the Office of the Schools Adjudicator (OSA) upheld a local authority’s objection. The Westleigh School in Wigan, which is part The Shaw Education Trust, was attempting to reduce its Published Admission

    5.00 Nov. 15th, 2020 | News

  • Summer-born pupils disadvantaged by 'unfair' 11-plus test, adjudicator rules

    An Essex grammar school has been ordered to age-weight the results of its 11-plus entry exam after the admissions watchdog found that the test disadvantages summer-born children. In a ruling thought to be the first of its kind, the Office of the Schools Adjudicator said a lack of any age standardisation in the 11-plus test

    11.49 Apr. 3rd, 2018 | News