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Court quashes the Council’s decision to merge a village school with a primary school

R (McCann) v Bridgend County Borough Council [2014] EWHC 4335 (Admin)

Related Member(s):
David Wolfe QC
Related Practice Area(s):
Public Law, Education Law
Court:

The court quashed the defendant Borough Council’s decision to merge a village school with a nearby primary school. The Court stated it had failed to comply with the applicable requirements of the statutory decision-making process. HHJ Keyser stated that “Taken together, those failures can, in my view, be seen to be both a cause of an inadequate approach to the decision-making process and symptomatic of a failure to engage with the ethos of the statutory provisions”.

David Wolfe QC was involved in this case.