Entries by Dean Inns

This week 20th October 2018

It has been an interesting week full of diverse issues.  We are at the stage of finalising the furniture, fixtures and equipment for the finished school (FF&E), so lots of conversations about the type of folding tables in the dining area, vinyl versus carpet in various parts of the school, radio controlled clocks versus battery […]


After our successful Open Day, hopefully, you now have enough information to decide if you will apply to KWS for September 2019. The application window closes on 31st October. The decision to apply to KWS is an additional option to the normal four preferences in Hertfordshire and does not make up one of your four […]

FAQ’s from Open Day 2018

Thank you to everyone who attended the Open Day on Saturday 6th October and a big thanks to everyone who gave me a hand and to Rothamsted for hosting the event. I was asked a series of questions by parents during the event and thought it might be useful to make these and the answers […]

Permission to Appeal Denied. Katherine Warington School goes ahead.

The Court of Appeal has denied permission for Right School Right Place to appeal against the High Court Judgment made on August 2nd in relation to the planning permission for the new secondary school in Harpenden. The Judge stated that the Appellant identified seven grounds of appeal. He concluded that ‘they do not, either individually […]

Judicial Review Appeal – More Information

The appeal process is a two stage one. The application to appeal is first considered by a Judge (not be a formal hearing). They will either give permission to appeal or dismiss it. If permission is given then there would be a formal hearing at the Court of Appeal. Three judges would consider the appeal. […]

Judicial Review Appeal

It has been confirmed that an appeal application has been filed with the Court of Appeal against the High Court judgement in respect of the judicial review. Whilst the Trust are extremely disappointed with the situation, the ESFA are reviewing any implications of the application to appeal. Further updates will be provided at the earliest […]

Positive Judicial Review

We are delighted that the outcome of the judicial review is positive and the DfE are able to continue preparatory works to deliver the Katherine Warington School on the approved site on Lower Luton Road. Although the claimant has a right to appeal, work will continue with the local planning authority to discharge the necessary […]

Judicial Review Hearing

The judicial review requested by Right School Right Place was held at the High Court on 10th and 11th July. The judge has reserved judgement and we hope to receive notification of her decision as soon as possible. It is anticipated that this will be before the Courts break for their summer recess at the […]

Update on Legal Challenge #3 – June 2018

The proceeding will now cover two days Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th July 2018 have now been confirmed as the date for the hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice on the Strand, London. Although hearings are open to the public, there is likely to be very limited seating within the court room, particularly as […]