§ SIR CHARLES FORSTER (Walsall)
asked the Vice President of the Committee of Council, Whether the managers and teachers of schools have the right of refusing any child of school age admission when that child has attended that school for years and complied with the usual conditions; and, whether his attention has been called to certain irregularities which have taken place recently at the Church School in Blakenhall; and, if so, whether he can state what were the irregularities complained of?
§ THE VICE PRESIDENT (Sir LYON PLAYFAIR) (Leeds, S.)
Managers and teachers of schools have no right of refusing any child of school age admission to a school, provided that there is room for the child in it. The only alleged irregularities of which I have official knowledge are as to children being kept in school beyond school hours, a practice which is discouraged by the Department. From the case shown to me by the hon. Baronet, there seems to have been an assault on the schoolmistress by a relative of children so kept in; but upon this there has been a judicial decision.