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

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Details of Nick Gibb’s response to statistics on admission appeals for maintained primary and secondary schools.

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.

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