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Admissions Appeals



In Year appeals


Appeals resulting from in year admission applications will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged


September 2023 entry


Appeals resulting from secondary transfer and under 11s applications for admission in September 2023 will be heard according to the following timetable:


Allocation day Appeals lodged by Appeals to be heard between



1 March 2023 4pm on 29 March 2023 2 May – 15 June 2023 (excluding 29 May – 2 June)

Under 11s

(Primary Reception,

Junior / Middle) 17 April 2023 4pm on 16 May 2023 13 June – 18 July 2023


· Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, which ever is the later date.


· Appellants will be sent notification of their appeal hearing at least 10 clear working days in advance of the hearing.


· Appellants will be sent a copy of the school's case 7 working days in advance of the hearing.


Additional supporting information


If an appellant wishes to any supporting evidence after lodging an appeal, they will need to get that to the Appeals Team at least 7 working days before your hearing, (not counting the day of postage or the hearing date).


Please remember that any confidential medical/social evidence submitted to the Admission Authority (AA) in support of your application will not be provided to an appeal panel. If you wish to rely on this in support of your appeal you will need to submit this documentation to the Appeals Team.


If the appellant has a short document (like a doctor’s letter which was not previously available), this will be accepted up to 4 working days before the hearing. Any additional evidence received after this deadline will not be circulated and the panel may not accept any additional information taken to the hearing.

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