Appeals for children refused admission at a preferred school for entry into Reception, Year 7 or Year 12 in September 2023 will be heard according to the regulations in the School Admission Appeals Code (October 2022).  

  Offer Date Deadline for submitting an appeal
Secondary 01 March 2023 29 March 2023
Primary  17 April 2023 16 May 2023

Appeal panel hearings will take place within 40 school days of the deadline date for submitting an appeal. 

The independent appeal panel clerk will notify parents/carers of the date of their appeal; appeal hearings will take place during May/June/July 2023.

Stage of process Date
Deadline for submitting appeals - Secondary 29 March 2023
Deadline for submitting appeals - Primary 16 May 2023
Appeal hearings for appeals submitted on time - Secondary May/June 2023
Appeal hearings for appeals submitted on time - Primary 18 July 2023
Term starts September 2023

In Year Appeals:

Appeals for children refused admission to year groups other than Reception, Year 7 and Year 12 will be heard within 30 school days of receipt of the appeal. Parents/Carers will be notified of their appeal hearing date by an independent appeal panel clerk.

For all year groups, please click here for the appeal form 

Before submitting a Primary appeal, please make sure you read this guidance on appeals and also about infant class sizes: 

Admissions Appeals 2023.pdf

PDF iconGuidance on Infant class size appeals.pdf

Please contact the academy if you need a paper form.