Wilson’s School in Sutton, London, requires students to get a minimum of three Cs in their AS levels to “matriculate” into Year 13, or else forces them to re-sit Year 12. iNews reports
But a lawyer has told i he thinks this is “not lawful”, and could be used as a way of pushing out students who might drag down schools’ league table position. i has been told that the policy has resulted in students opting to leave after Year 12.
Dan Rosenberg, a partner specialising in education law at the solicitors Simpson Millar, said: “Schools are entitled to have entry criteria for entry into year 12. That is lawful.
“What is not lawful is to set academic requirements for A-level students for progression from Year 12 to Year 13.”