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Arrangements for Admission Appeals

Due to the restrictions imposed by Covid-19, the Department for Education (DfE) issued emergency guidance in April 2020, which established flexible alternative arrangements to enable Admission Appeals to take place safely during the outbreak and this includes using ‘remote panels’. The DfE have not changed their guidance about the role of the clerk during any revised proceedings. For further information please see the gov.uk website, https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/admission-appeals-for-school-places as this guidance is still in place.  

Arrangements for the Independent Appeals Panel for Year 7 Admission in September 2022

Parents or guardians will have the right of appeal to an independent appeals panel if they are dissatisfied with the school allocated to their daughter. The appeals panel will be independent of the academy. The arrangements for appeals will be in line with the Code of Practice on School Admission Appeals published by the Department for Education. The determination of the appeals panel will be made in accordance with the Code of Practice on School Admission Appeals and is binding on all parties.

Appeal Process

  • The parent/guardian should contact the academy office and ask for the appeal paperwork to be sent out.
  • The parent/guardian should return the completed appeal paperwork and supporting evidence to the academy by 12 noon on Thursday, 31st March 2022.
  • When the paperwork is received back at the academy an acknowledgement email will be sent to the parent/guardian – if you do not receive this you should contact the academy to check that your appeal has been received.
  • A letter detailing the time/date of the appeal will be sent out to parents/guardians after the Easter break.
  • The appeal hearings will be held over several days, beginning Monday, 16th May 2022 (this may be subject to change).

Any queries related to the above process should be directed to Julie Collin, Administration Manager, at the academy.


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