Appeals

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Government has extended the amendments made to Appeals Arrangements in 2020 until 30 September 2021. This means that, as in 2020, Admissions Appeals for William Hulme’s Grammar School will take place online, on paper or by telephone.

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 to the Appeal Panel, 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 and 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.

Download In-Year Appeals Guidance Notes

Download an In-Year Appeals Form

Advice about Admissions Appeals on the GOV.UK website

In Year Appeals

Parents who wish to appeal for an In Year place should submit their appeal form, 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. Any In Year appeals will be heard by the independent panel within 30 school days of their receipt. 

Complaints About Appeal Procedure

If an appellant is considering making a complaint about the school's handling of their appeal, they should refer in the first instance to the government's guidance about making an online complaint and the grounds for complaint which the government is allowed to consider.

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