The Office of the Schools Adjudicator (OSA) helps to clarify the legal position on admissions policies in schools.
This can be helpful when differences arise, usually between schools and local authorities.
The OSA is not involved in making decisions about school admissions for individual pupils. Parents who want to appeal about school places should contact their admission authority.
We’re responsible for:
The schools adjudicators work independently from the Department for Education but are appointed by the Secretary of State for Education.
They are impartial and may not have any connection to the cases they examine.
They’re supported by a small team based in Darlington.
The Chief Schools Adjudicator is Ms Shan Scott.
The schools adjudicators appointed by the Secretary of State are:
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