School ordered to offer child with dyslexia a place

31 July 2014
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Equality and Human Rights Commission highlights dyslexia case

An Additional Support Needs Tribunal has found that a grant-aided School unlawfully discriminated against a prospective pupil on the basis of his disability.

Iain Nisbet, Solicitor at Govan Law Centre’s Education Law Unit, who represented the child’s parents, provides a case summary.

The decision is a reminder for all schools, (including public schools, grant aided schools and independent schools), that they should be planning for and taking account of the needs of their disabled pupils and potential disabled pupils.  The duty to make reasonable adjustments is anticipatory and requires consideration when schools are setting budgets and planning resources.