Admissions Appeals

 

For secondary school entry into Year 7 in September 2016

 

Tuesday 1 March

First round allocation day (for on-time applications, received by 2 November 2015)

Wednesday 13 April

Deadline for first round of secondary appeals

Wednesday 27 April-Wednesday 15 June

First round of secondary appeals heard

Friday 6 May

Second round allocation day (for applications received 3 November 2015-21 March 2016)

Friday 10 June

Deadline for second round of secondary appeals

Monday 27 June-Friday 16 September

Second round of secondary appeals heard

 

For primary school entry into Reception in September 2016

 

Monday 18 April

First round allocation day (for on-time applications, received by 15 January 2016)

Wednesday 17 May

Deadline for submitting primary (first round) appeals

Monday 13 June-Monday 18 July

First round of primary appeals heard

Monday 13 June

Second round allocation day (for applications received 3 November 2015-21 March 2016)

Monday 11 July

Deadline for submitting primary (second round) appeals

Monday 5 September-Monday 17 October

Second round of primary appeals heard

 

All other appeals
Heard within 30 school days of being lodged (school days do not include weekends; INSET days; holidays.)

 

For a detailed explanation of the timeline, with notes, please see below.

 

 

 

 

Secondary School Appeals

Re On-Time applications
(received by 2/11/15)

 

KEY DATES / DEADLINES

 

Allocation Day Monday 2 March 2016

 

Deadline* for receipt of appeal form (20 school days from allocation day) Wednesday 13 April 2016

*Appeals will be accepted after this deadline but they may be heard with any late application appeals

 

Appeals heard between (Must be heard within 40 school days of deadline to lodge appeal)

Wednesday 27 April and Wednesday 15 June 2016

 

Re: Late Applications (received 3/11/15 – 21/03/16)

KEY DATES / DEADLINES

 

Allocation Day Friday 6 May 2016

 

Deadline* for receipt of appeal form (20 school days from allocation day) Friday 10 June 2016

*Appeals will be accepted after this deadline but they may be heard with any later application appeals

 

Appeals heard between (Must be heard within 40 school days of deadline to lodge appeal)

Monday 27 June and Friday 16 September 2016

If appellants waive right to notice of hearing, appeals may be heard sooner where possible

 

Re: Later Applications
(received 22/03/16 – 01/09/16)

 

Appeal heard within 30 school days of appeal being lodged

 

Where an appeal in this category would have to be heard before any appeals for applications received 2/11/15 – 21/03/16 by applying the deadline of 30 school days, any such appeal would be heard at the same time as or after the other appeal(s) otherwise an injustice could occur and could be unfair.

 

Re: In Year Applications
(received 02/09 – 20/07)

 

Appeals heard within 30 school days of appeal being lodged

 

These appeals will not be heard before any later application appeals for same year group at a school.

 

Primary School Appeals

Re: On-Time Applications
(received by 15/01/16)

 

Allocation Day Monday 18 April 2015

 

Deadline* for receipt of appeal form (20 school days from allocation day) Wednesday 17 May 2015

*Appeals will be accepted after this deadline but they may be heard with any late application appeals

Appeals heard between (Must be heard within 40 school days of deadline to lodge appeal) Monday 13 June and Monday 18 July 2015

 

Re: Late Applications
(received 16/01/16 – 09/05/16)

 

Allocation Day Monday 13 June 2016

 

Deadline* for receipt of appeal form (20 school days from allocation day) Monday 11 July

*Appeals will be accepted after this deadline but they may be heard with any late application appeals

Appeals heard between (Must be heard within 40 school days of deadline to lodge appeal) Monday 5 September and Monday 17 October 2016

If appellants waive right to notice of hearing, appeals may be heard sooner where possible

 

Re: Later Applications
(received 10/05/16 – 01/09/16)

 

Appeals heard within 30 school days of appeal being lodged.

Where an appeal in this category would have to be heard before any appeals for applications received 16/01/15 – 07/05/15 by applying the deadline of 30 school days, any such appeal would be heard at the same time as or after the other appeal(s) otherwise an injustice could occur and could be unfair.

 

Re: In Year Applications
(received 02/09 – 20/07)

 

Appeals heard within 30 school days of appeal being lodged

 

These appeals will not be heard before any later application appeals for same year group at a school

 

 

Notes:

 

Notification of hearing date - At least 10 school days^ before hearing date unless waive rights to full notice period

^Unless waive right to this period of notice

 

Deadline for AA* to submit case papers - At least 9 working days before date of hearing

*AA = Admission Authority

 

AA* case papers sent to appellants, panel and clerk - At least 8 working days before date of hearing

 

*AA = Admission Authority

 

Deadline** for receipt of appellants’ additional evidence/information

5 working days before date of hearing

 

** IMPORTANT: Where full grounds, additional evidence / information is received after this deadline, the Panel must decide (at start of hearing) whether any of this information is to be considered, taking into account its significance and the effect of a possible need to adjourn the hearing.

 

To be certain all information / evidence is taken into account, it must be received by the specified deadline!

Appellant’s additional evidence / information sent to AA, panel and clerk - 4 working days before date of hearing

 

Short decision letter sent within 1 working day of decision being made

 

Full decision letter (with reasons) sent Within 5 working days of decision being made but, e.g. where several appeals for same school, this may be extended to 20 working days

 

Headteacher Ms Bev Boswell B.Ed (Hons) NPQH

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