Baroness Meacher – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Education

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Baroness Meacher on 2016-02-01.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of comments be the Chief Executive of Mumsnet stating that the Department for Education’s proposal to prevent organisations from objecting to the admission arrangements of schools will add to parental dissatisfaction”.”

Lord Nash

The Government’s proposed changes are designed to make sure that the Schools Adjudicator can concentrate on parental complaints. We want to ensure that the Adjudicator is able to focus on any concerns which parents may have about the fairness of the admission arrangements of their local school and that the Adjudicator is not held up by the need to consider objections referred by interest groups from outside the area.

The changes are still subject to a full public consultation and the Department will give careful consideration to all the views expressed in that consultation.