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Admission Appeals During the Coronavirus Lockdown

Regulations came into force on Friday 24th April 2020 and will remain in force until 31 January 2021. New regulations have extended this until 30th September 2021. You can access information and guidance on appeals by following this link:



In year or immediate entry appeals

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

September 2021 entry

Appeals resulting from year of entry or transfer applications for admission in September 2021 will be heard according to the following timetable: 



Appeals lodged by

 Appeals to be heard by


16 April 2021

14 May 2021

(20 school days)

16 July 2021

(40 school days)

If it is not possible for late application appeals lodged to be heard with the 'on-time' appeals they will be heard within 30 school days of being lodged.

No later than 10 school days before the appeal hearing, the school’s governing body will provide appellants with written notification of the date and arrangements for the appeal hearing. 

The notification will include a deadline for the submission of any further evidence that was not sent in the initial appeal. Governors will inform appellants that any information or evidence not submitted by the deadline might not be considered at the appeal hearing.  Appellants must ensure that it is received at least 3 clear working days prior to the hearing date.  Any information received after this date might not be considered.  The Appeal Panel must decide whether it should be considered dependent on its significance and the effect of a possible need to adjourn the hearing.  Governors will ask appellants whether they intend to call witnesses or be represented at the hearing.  Parents / carers may waive their right to 10 school days’ notice of the hearing.

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