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Appeals

Parents have the right to appeal to an independent panel against the decision of the school not to offer their child a place.  In the normal admissions round, most appeals are heard during the summer term in time for the new academic year.  Appeals should be sent to the Clerk via the school. Parents are strongly advised to read the Guidance Notes before preparing their appeal.

NOTE: WHILE THESE ARRANGEMENTS GIVE YOU THE RIGHT TO APPEAL AGAINST DECISIONS OF NON-ADMISSION, THE SCHOOL STANDARDS & FRAMEWORK ACT 1998 DOES NOT GIVE YOU THE RIGHT TO A PLACE AT A PARTICULAR SCHOOL. EVEN IF YOU ARE APPEALING FOR A PLACE AT YOUR PREFERRED SCHOOL YOU SHOULD MAKE ARRANGEMENTS WITH ANOTHER SCHOOL IN CASE YOUR APPEAL IS UNSUCCESSFUL.

Appeals for 2014/2015 places

Arrangements for appeals relating to admissions for 2014/2015 are as follows:

Year 7 appeals must be lodged by 4.00pm on Thursday 3rd April 2014.  Appeals received after this date will be considered later in the summer term. 

Year 7 appeals will be heard in two stages.  Stage One (the school's case and the opportunity to question the school's case) will be held on Monday 12th May 2014 at 5.00pm in the main hall at school.  All appellants will be invited to attend this session.

Stage Two (the parents'/carers' case) will be heard in private at individual appointments given by the clerk from May 13th onwards and these will be held at the Millennium Windrush Centre. 

Reception (Primary) appeals must be lodged  by 4.00pm on Friday, 23rd May 2014.  Appeals received after this date will be heard at a later date.

Reception appeals will be heard in two stages. Stage One (the school's case and the opportunity to question the school's case) will be held on Monday 23rd June 2014 in the morning at the Millennium Windrush Centre. All appellants will be invited to attend this session.

Stage Two (the parents'/carers' case) will be heard in private at individual appointments given by the clerk from 23rd June onwards and these will also be held at the Millennium Windrush Centre.

In Year Appeals Parents who wish to appeal for an In Year place should submit their appeal, together with all the supporting documents they wish the panel to consider.  Appeals should be sent to the Clerk to Appeals c/o the school.

Download appeals Guidance Notes 

Download an Appeals Form

Click here to read advice about admissions appeals on the GOV.UK website