Upper Tribunal upholds decision to seek independent special school for young boy with ASD


Re: St Helens BC v TE & Anor [2018] UKUT 278 (AAC)

This case concerned the education of F, a boy aged 7, who has autistic spectrum disorder. By the second of the two hearing dates before the First-tier Tribunal the local authority was proposing that school R, a maintained primary school with a resource base, be named in section I, while the parents sought school O, an independent special school approved under the Children and Families Act 2014, s 41. The FtT named the latter and the local authority sought to appeal that decision.

The Upper Tribunal dismissed the appeal.

David Wolfe QC was involved in this case.