ThankThank you for the question. I am sorry to hear about this. They may be required by law to do this even if the age does not qualify under the Equality Act based on reasonable adjustments. i.e. implementing procedure that does not apply to everyone in relation to a disability. However that would require to be legally determined. However this is a process to follow prior to considering legal action. If you have an issue with the school (or organisation) itself, the first thing you require to do is raise an official complaint with them. You will require to see this process through to exhaustion as well as any appeal procedures that may be in place or offered. In addition to this, if you are not satisfied with the remedy achieved via these processes you can escalate your complaint to the government’s department for education who can act like an ombudsman and do an independent review into the matter. If you have incurred any losses as a result or feel there has been a (legal) discrimination, you could look at additional legal action for these if you feel that route is necessary.
I shall provide you with a helpful link that will assist you in finding a solicitor/representative near your local area. This will provide you with someone nearby your area who can assist you if required.
I hope this information proved helpful. You will find a local solicitor who deals with these matters on the law society webpage which is as follows;
https://www.lawsoc-ni.org/solicitors (N. Ireland)
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