Apologies for those who asked me to email the adjudicators report - just done it.
It is clear that the problem was having a stated adminissions criteria and then not administering it.
The appeal includ evidence from local Police that the routes were safe. Evidence from the ordnance survey that other schools used a different layer of data. That Chater school was effectively using distance by car and not safe walking distance.
That the methods used by the school were contrary to a surprising number of statutory requirements.
So anyone who applied on the basis of the advertised criteria should not be disadvantaged and an injustice has been resolved.
That Southwark council appears to have supported the status quo is worrying.
Liberal Democrat Councillor for East Dulwich Ward