R v Secretary of State for Education, ex parte Prior [1994] ICR 877 HC

Reports relating to this case:

  • Judicial review: Secretary of state should have intervened in school's dismissal procedure

    Date:
    1 June 1994

    The dismissal of a teacher in a grant-maintained school was invalid and of no legal effect because the dismissal procedure adopted by the governing body of the school was outside its powers. Therefore the High Court in R v Secretary of State for Education ex parte Prior quashes the Secretary of State's decision not to use his statutory powers of intervention in respect of those procedures.