Grammar school discriminated against visually impaired child, tribunal finds

Boy was refused opportunity to take 11-plus entrance exam by Reading School

Grammar schools in England will have to ensure their 11-plus entrance exams are accessible to disabled pupils, after a legal ruling found a visually impaired child suffered discrimination when he was refused the opportunity to take the exam.

The boy had applied for entry to Reading School, an academy with grammar school status in Berkshire. But he was unable to sit the 11-plus because adjustments needed for him to take the exam, including the use of larger type on the exam questions, were not carried out.

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