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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: 2018 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 2018 5pm, 12 April 2018 35 school days after closing date 8 May - 15 June 2018
Secondary places for children starting in September 2018 - appeal received after 12 April deadline 5pm, 14 June 2018   9 July - 13 July 2018
Reception and Junior places for children starting in September 2018 5pm, 17 May 2018 31 school days after closing date 18 June - 6 July 2018
Reception and Junior places for children starting in September 2018 - appeal received after 17 May deadline 5pm, 14 June 2018  

9 July - 13 July 2018

In-year transfer school appeals 2017/2018

Date of appeal

Deadline date

15 – 19 January 2018 5pm Thursday 7 December 2017
29 January - 2 February 2018 5pm Thursday 4 January 2018
12 - 16 February 2018 5pm Thursday 18 January 2018
5 - 9 March 2018 5pm Thursday 1 February 2018
19 - 23 March 2018 5pm Thursday 22 February 2018
16 - 20 April 2018 5pm Thursday 8 March 2018
30 April - 4 May 2018 5pm Thursday 22 March 2018
14 - 18 May 2018 5pm Thursday 19 April 2018
4 - 8 June 2018 5pm Thursday 3 May 2018
18 - 22 June 2018 5pm Thursday 24 May 2018
9 - 20 July 2018 5pm Thursday 14 June 2018

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
  • West Coventry Academy
  • Whitley 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

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Warwickshire County Council

School appeals

Email: schoolappeals@coventry.gov.uk

Tel: 024 7683 3031

Room 79
Council House
Earl Street
Coventry
CV1 5RR

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