Has­moneanad­mis­sions com­plaint is up­held

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY - BY CHAR­LOTTE OLIVER

THE OF­FICE of the Schools Ad­ju­di­ca­tor has up­held a com­plaint against the ad­mis­sions pol­icy of Has­monean High in Bar­net. The com­plaint, lodged by an un­named par­ent of a prospec­tive pupil, ob­jected to ques­tions asked by the school in its “rabbi ref­er­ence form”.

Ac­cord­ing to the in­ves­ti­gat­ing ad­ju­di­ca­tor: “It would not be pos­si­ble to ob­jec­tively as­sess whether or not a fam­ily ob­serves the laws of fam­ily pu­rity.” The com­plaint was up­held as the ad­mis­sions code re­quires cri­te­ria to be ob­jec­tive.

The school had al­ready made changes to its cri­te­ria fol­low­ing the ob­jec­tion. It now has un­til Fe­bru­ary to make other re­vi­sions to its code. No school rep­re­sen­ta­tives were avail­able for com­ment.

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