Entries by Dean Inns

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 […]

Update on Legal Challenge 2 – May 2018

The ESFA’s application for an expedited High Court hearing has been approved by the Courts. It is anticipated that the hearing will take place by the end of June or soon afterwards. A formal Court date is awaited and a further update provided once this is received.

Update on Legal Challenge – May 2018

Update on the current status of the legal challenge against the granting of planning permission for Katherine Warington School, and some information on the procedural steps that Hertfordshire County Council and the Education and Skills Funding Agency will be following. An application for permission to judicially review the County Council’s Planning Decision dated 15th March […]

KWS Update – May 2018

We have been informed by HCC that they have received Court papers from Downs Solicitors, representing Right School Right Place, confirming that they have applied for permission to judicially review the County Councils Planning Decision dated 15 March 2018. The application for permission was made on Thursday 26 April 2018, being the last day of […]

Katherine Warington deferred opening until September 2019

Statement from Department for Education and Education and Skills Funding Agency ‘Department officials have been working closely with Harpenden Secondary Education Trust to ensure Katherine Warington School will offer high quality provision upon opening. Following notice of the planning decision on 15 March 2018, we have re-evaluated whether it is possible to still open in […]

Secretary of State decides not to call in planning application

Secretary of State decides not to call in planning application ESFA commented “We are pleased to confirm that the Secretary of State has decided not to call in the planning application for review. We are expecting confirmation of the decision notice from Hertfordshire County Council imminently. As soon as the decision notice has been received […]