Challenges to school admissions criteria and “vexatious litigation”

Yesterday the Secretary of State for Education, Nicky Morgan, announced that the Government is to amend the rules relating to the Schools Admission Code in England by:

  • stopping objections to a school or local authority’s admissions arrangements from outside the local area;
  • stopping “vexatious complaints against faith schools from secularist campaign groups”; and
  • requiring admissions authorities to consult on their admission arrangements every four years rather than, as at present, every seven years.

Which is a very interesting use of the word “vexatious”. Continue reading