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School appeals

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  1. School appeals
  2. How to make a school appeal
  1. Reception and Key Stage One appeals - Infant class size legislation

How to make a school appeal

If you have not been offered a place at your preferred school(s) you have the right of appeal against the decision not to allocate your child a place. Accepting the place you have been offered does not affect your right of appeal.

Appeals are heard by an independent panel.

Appeals received after the closing date will by heard within the schedule, if possible. 

Type of school admission Closing date for receipt of your written appeal: Your appeal will be heard by: 2017 appeal dates

Change of school (application at any time other than normal intake)

20 school days after your outcome letter

30 school days after your appeal form is received

 
Secondary places for children starting in September 2017 5pm, 6 April 2017 40 school days after closing date 8 May - 16 June 2017
Secondary places for children starting in September 2017 - appeal received after 6 April deadline 5pm, 15 June 2017   10 July - 14 July 2017
Reception and Junior places for children starting in September 2017 5pm, 18 May 2017 34 school days after closing date 19 June - 7 July 2017
Reception and Junior places for children starting in September 2017 - appeal received after 18 May deadline 5pm, 15 June 2017   10 July - 14 July 2017

For September 2017, closing dates are set 27/28 school days after offer date which will give us 7 weeks and 2 days for secondary appeals so should be able to include all second allocation work as well as on time applications: 5 weeks and 4 days for primary appeals when all second allocation work should also be complete.

In-year transfer school appeals 2016/2017

Date of appeal

Deadline date

10 – 21 July 2017 5pm Thursday 15 June 2017
5 - 8 September 2017 5pm Thursday 29 June 2017
18 - 29 September 2017 5pm Thursday 13 July 2017
9 - 20 October 2017 5pm Thursday 14 September 2017
30 October - 3 November 2017 5pm Thursday 28 September 2017
13 - 17 November 2017 5pm Thursday 12 October 2017
27 November - 1 December 2017 5pm Thursday 2 November 2017
11 - 15 December 2017 5pm Thursday 23 November 2017

What happens after I have completed an appeal form?

You will receive 10 school days' notice of the time and date of the appeal hearing.

You will receive a statement before your appeal hearing saying how your application was dealt with, why your child has not been offered a place and why the school is unable to admit another pupil.

Any extra documents you wish to send in to support your appeal must be received by the clerk at least 3 days before the appeal hearing.  Failure to do this may result in your appeal hearing being adjourned.

Independent appeals for academies, voluntary aided and free schools

The following schools make arrangements for their own appeals and you should contact the school for details:

  • All Catholic Primary and Secondary voluntary aided schools
  • Blue Coat Church of England School and Music College,
  • Caludon Castle
  • Ernesford Grange
  • Finham Park School
  • Finham Park 2
  • Grace Academy
  • Sidney Stringer Academy
  • St Bartholomew’s Church of England primary
  • St Laurence’s Church of England Primary
  • Stretton Church of England Academy
  • The Westwood
  • Tile Hill Wood
  • Whitley Academy
  • Woodlands Academy

To register an appeal for other authority schools

If you wish to register an appeal for other authority schools, please contact them directly.

Birmingham City Council

Telephone: (0121) 675 0555 - option 1

Email: admissions@birmingham.gov.uk

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Telephone   (0121) 704 6693

Email: admissions@solihull.gov.uk

Warwickshire County Council

Telephone   (01926) 414143

Email: admissions@warwickshire.gov.uk

School appeals

Email: schoolappeals@coventry.gov.uk

Tel: 024 7683 3031

Room 59
Council House
Earl Street
Coventry
CV1 5RR

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