Case Law Update 51 – RG and GD v Horizon Primary – guidance on disability discrimination claims against schools

This is part of our case law series reviewing judgements relating to the implementation of the Children and Families Act 2014.

Each review looks at a specific case and explains the potential implications for parents, local authorities and sector practitioners. The reviews have been produced for us by Barrister Steve Broach.

In this update the Upper Tribunal upheld the decision of the First-tier Tribunal that a school’s decision to place a pupil on a part-time table was not discriminatory under the Equality Act 2010. Although the FTT decision involved errors of law, the UT decided not to remake the decision.