We’ve written before about OSCR’s continuing review of fee-charging schools. Last Friday, OSCR issued its latest decisions on a further six schools. Five were found to pass the charity test. OSCR considered that the sixth school – Wellington School (Ayr) Limited – does have charitable purposes (which is one part of the charity test) but fails to provide public benefit (which is the second part of the test).
It reached this view as it considered that the school has insufficient measures in place to provide assistance in respect of high school fees, and that the school also needs to widen the access to the benefits it provides. Wellington School has been given 18 months to comply with a direction from OSCR to remove these undue restrictions. To read OSCR’s press release and for links to each decision, click here.