The Department for Education has published its response to the Changes to the School Admission Appeals Code consultation. 

In its coverage of this, education publication Tes highlights that potential plans to allow two-person admission appeals panels would not be permitted, quoting Stone King Partner Laura Berman.

She says that the government has “erred on the side of caution” and adds:

“It was clear from the proposed wording in the consultation that two-person panels were only going to come about in exceptional circumstances and, in fact, the majority of respondents to the consultation supported the proposal,” she said.

“However…the circumstances in which a two-person panel would be appropriate were not defined tightly enough and there was a chance that this could lead to further complexity and delay, which ultimately defeated the purpose of the proposal.”

To read the full article, please go to Tes: DfE U-turns on plans for two-person admission appeals panels