Lithuanian boy out of time to challenge his failure to secure a place at Newry school Abbey Christian Brothers, court rules

Lithuanian boy out of time to challenge his failure to secure a place at Newry school Abbey Christian Brothers, court rules

Belfasttelegraph | 16.1°C Belfast A Lithuanian boy is out of time to challenge his failure to secure a place at a Co Down grammar school, a High Court judge has ruled. Lawyers for the 11-year-old were seeking to judicially review Abbey Christian Brothers in Newry's admission policy for its September 2021 intake. With academic selection cancelled due to the pandemic, the case centred on criteria which have preference to prospective pupils who had a family connection to the school. Disputed claims were also made of unlawful discrimination on grounds of the boy's national origins. But the challenge was dismissed due to the delay in issuing proceedings. Mr Justice Scoffield identified no reasonable excuse for mounting the application more than three months after the list of criteria was published in February …
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