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Extra Time for admissions decision

The Schools Adjudicator is spending extra time considering Brookmans Park's opposition to Chancellor's proposed admissions criteria. 

A decision was expected on September 16th but, while all other cases on his desk are said to be 'cut and dried', the Chancellor's case is receiving individual scrutiny.

Campaigners against the proposed changes say the length of time being taken considering the case could be a good sign.

A petition accompanied by hundreds of letters from concerned parents is now being considered by the Adjudicator who has also been sent a 20-page dossier by Chancellor’s school supporting its plan for altering the admission criteria.

Brookmans Park Primary used to be the preferred feeder school for the village secondary school, but the new rules would change that, making the local primary one of 21 schools bidding for places.

The Adjudicator was set to issue a ruling by the middle of this month but campaigners now say that the decision is likely to come towards the end.

A letter on the noticeboard outside Brookmans Park School says that the delay could be a good sign because the case - one of many on the Adjudicator's desk - is being studied separately.

September 5, 1999

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