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South Farnham Educational Trust has the strongest professional regard for Browne Jacobson and, specifically, Nick Mackenzie who has worked with us in the development of our Multi-Academy Trust and other legal processes.

Sir. Andrew Carter OBE, Executive Headteacher South Farnham Educational Trust 

A very impressive team with a breadth of expertise in the education sector and, more specifically, special education needs. They are very up to the minute on the latest issues arising within the education sector.

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Primary admissions – meeting parental preference?

The results from the primary admissions offer day indicate that around 25% of parents did not receive an offer from their highest ranked school.

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Clarity on school attendance

The Supreme Court has delivered its decision on the case involving the Isle of Wight and Mr Platt. This important case considered the meaning of regular attendance at school and arose from a decision taken by Mr Platt to take his child on an holiday during term-time.

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Schools face growing responsibility for students' mental health

It is important for schools to be attuned to what may be signs of mental illness and to understand the extent of their responsibility so that they can evidence that the proper duty of care has been shown.

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Fairer school admissions

1 March was National Offer Day for all secondary schools in England. It was also the day that the Sutton Trust produced a report on admissions which encouraged schools to adopt random allocation as a method of ensuring fairer and more comprehensive admissions to the top performing schools.

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