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01 FEB 2012

R (Roberts) v The Welsh Ministers & Anor [2011] EWHC 3416 (Admin)

Education – Welsh schools – closure – “popular schools” – correct test – irrationality – relief.

The Welsh Ministers had not applied the correct test to determine whether a school was “popular school”. However, when applying the correct test the same conclusion would have been reached. Accordingly, relief was refused.

22 December 2011
Administrative Court
Wyn Williams J
(i) The Welsh Ministers (W) approved a reorganisation of schools by Cardiff City Council (C) which had generated local opposition. Phillipa Roberts (R) was given permission to challenge the decision on five grounds:

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