Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE : Response to admission appeals data for maintained primary and secondary schools in England – 2008 to 2009

The press release issued by the Department for Education on 10 June 2010.

Responding to the statistics, Schools Minister Nick Gibb said:

Today’s figures show that an increasing number of parents are unhappy with the school choices open to them.

The level of dissatisfaction underlines why it is so important we change the schools system so providers like teacher groups and charities can open new state schools wherever parents want them; and give outstanding schools the freedoms they need to help improve those in more challenging circumstances.

By putting education in the hands of parents and professionals, rather than bureaucrats, we can raise standards in all our schools, particularly in the poorest areas where problems are most acute.

Admission appeals statistics for maintained primary and secondary schools in England in academic year 2008 to 2009 can be downloaded.