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COURT RULES SCHOOL WRONG TO BAN DIABETIC PUPIL

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A Lancashire schoolboy, banned from school trips because he has diabetes, ...
A Lancashire schoolboy, banned from school trips because he has diabetes,

has partially succeeded in getting the school's decision overturned, BBC

Radio Four's Today programme reported this morning.

Preston county court ruled that, under disability rights legislation,

Clitheroe Royal Grammar school was wrong to ban Tom White from a water

sports trip to France. But the school can refuse to allow him on trips that

are connected with his formal education, because disability rights law will

not apply to education until this autumn, Today reported.

John Dunford of the Secondary Heads Association said the case illustrates

the unresolved problems of balancing pupils' rights with the

responsibilities of schools to protect them.

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