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Boy wins grammar school discrimination case

16 September 2020

A visually impaired child has won his 11+ discrimination case against Reading Grammar School. 

The Equality and Human Rights Commission supported the boy after the school failed to make reasonable adjustments to enable him to sit his entrance exam.

The EHRC provided funding for a legal challenge after a referral from the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).

DR UK’s Head of Policy Fazilet Hadi said: “This is an important victory. Schools should not need reminding of their legal obligations to disabled children. The path to an equal society starts in childhood. It is right and just that disabled children receive parity of opportunity in education in order to fulfil their academic potential and achieve their best educational outcomes.”

You can read more about this story on the EHRC website here: https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/our-work/news/grammar-schools-warned-not-discriminate-against-disabled-children-during-year%E2%80%99s-11