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Office of The Schools Adjudicator: Adjudicator publishes decision on a modification to statutory proposal for Blakebrook Community and Stourminster Special Schools, Worcester

Press Release   •   Dec 08, 2009 10:57 GMT

The Office of the Schools Adjudicator has published a decision on a modification to a statutory proposal by Worcestershire County Council to discontinue Blakebrook Community and Stourminster Special Schools and establish a new Community Special School. 

The modification was change the date for the condition of planning permission from 31 December 2009 to 28 February 2010.

The Adjudicator, Dr Elizabeth Passmore, approved the modification.

Notes to editors

Schools adjudicators are independent of the Government.  They decide on school organisation issues, disputes on land transfer and assets and admission arrangements which cannot be resolved locally. They were appointed under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998. Their role is to look afresh at all cases referred to them, considering each case on its merits and taking account of the reasons for disagreement at local level in the light of the legislation and the guidance in the School Admissions Code.

Copies of the determination reached by the adjudicator can be obtained from the Office of the Schools Adjudicator.  It can also be found on the Schools Adjudicator Website – www.schoolsadjudicator.gov.uk.  Individual adjudicators are not in a position to comment on their decisions but, if clarification of those decisions is needed, enquiries can be addressed to:  The Office of the Schools Adjudicator, Mowden Hall, Staindrop Road, Darlington DL3 9BG

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