If your child is due to start Secondary school in September 2021 then you will find out the result of your application on the National Offer day of the 1 March 2021. If the Admissions team are unable to offer you a place at your preferred school, you have the right to go through the appeals process.
Your allocation letter will explain the reasons why it was not possible to offer you a place at your preferred school and the process for appealing against this decision. This means that you have a chance to put your case to an independent appeal panel made up of people who have had no connection at all with the original decision. Going through the appeals process does not guarantee you a place at the school you are appealing for and does not affect your position on any waiting lists for other schools.
Please note: You can only appeal for a school once you have received a refusal letter for that school and you can only appeal once in an academic year for each school. If you have been refused a place at more than one school and wish to appeal for more than one, you will need to complete a form for each school.
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:||2021 appeal hearing dates|
|Secondary places for children starting in September 2021||5pm, 1 April 2021||35 school days after closing date||17 May - 21 June 2021|
|Secondary places for children starting in September 2021 - appeal received after 1 April deadline||5pm, 10 June 2021||5 July - 21 July 2021|