Education Admission Appeals Timetable

In accordance with the School Admission Appeals Code, admission authorities must set a timetable for organising and hearing education appeals. The following timetable applies to appeals for admission to the Academy in Year 7 in September 2020.

Year 6 – Year 7 Transfer

 

Monday 2nd March 2020 (National Offer day is 1st March 2020) Secondary ‘Offer Day’.  Notification sent to parents

Friday 13th March 2020  Initial deadline for parents to return acceptance slip (for oversubscribed schools only)

Friday 13th March 2020 Deadline for parents to request to place their child’s name on a waiting list

Friday 13th March 2020 Deadline for parents to request an appeal form for Secondary Schools

Wednesday 18th March 2020 Any places that have become available after 1st March 2020 will be allocated from the waiting list in criteria order

Thursday 19th March 2020 Appeal forms sent out where requested

Tuesday 31st March 2020 Where parents have not returned their acceptance slip for oversubscribed schools the Authority may withdraw the offer of the school place

Friday 1st May 2020  Deadline for appeal forms to be returned

June 2020 Appeals to be heard.

Appeals in respect of late applications will generally be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.  Appeals in respect of in-year applications will be heard within 30 school days of receipt.

Appellants (the person(s) lodging an appeal) will receive a letter notifying them of the date, time and venue of the appeals panel appointed to hear their appeal at least 10 school days before the hearing.

Appellants and the admission authority must provide the clerk to the appeals panel with any documents they wish to submit to the panel no later than 6 working days before the appeals hearing.

The clerk to the panel will send to the panel, the appellants and the admission authority all the documentary evidence  to be considered at the hearing at least 5 working days before the hearing.

The clerk to the panel will send a letter to the appellants and the admission authority notifying them of the Panel’s decision and the reasons for the decision within 5 working days of the hearing wherever possible.

For further information contact: Mrs T Lennox, Principal’s PA, Whitburn C of E Academy on 0191 5293712