Schools lie to parents of vulnerable children and say they have no room amid league table pressures, report claims

Feb 10, 2018 by

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Chief adjudicator expresses concerns some pupils ‘spend more time out of school than they should’

Schools are lying to parents of children with additional needs by saying they are full when they are not amid concerns about league table performance, councils have suggested.

And in some “disturbing” cases, schools have been encouraging families to educate their children at home as an alternative to being excluded, the schools adjudicator highlighted.

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Shan Scott, the chief schools adjudicator, said today in her annual report on school admissions that she was “concerned” that vulnerable children “spend more time out of school than they should”.

Source: Schools lie to parents of vulnerable children and say they have no room amid league table pressures, report claims | The Independent

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