Please click below to read our admissions policy
What is an appeal?
If you applied for a place and were not offered one, you have the right to appeal against this decision. Please note however that appeals can only be upheld in very specific circumstances. It is not a second chance to apply.
On what grounds can I appeal?
You are not limited on the grounds on which you base an appeal, however, please be aware that the panel will only uphold an appeal in very specific circumstances. You would need to demonstrate that:
• the admission arrangements have not been properly followed
• the admission criteria do not comply with the school admissions code
What does an appeal cost?
You will not be charged for appealing against the decision not to offer your child a place. However, each appeal costs the school an average of between £150 to £200, which comes out of the resource budget for its pupils.
Year 7 / Year 12 (admission in September 2021) appeals
Appeals for children refused a place at a preferred school for admission to Year 7 / Year 12 in September 2021 will be heard in line with the School Admissions Appeals Code (2012).
Secondary offer date: 01 March 2021
Deadline for lodging an appeal: 19 April 2021
Appeals panel hearings will take place within 40 school days of the deadline for submitting appeals.
Parents/carers will be notified of their appeal date by an external agency engaged by the Ark network.
If you already applied, are on our waiting list, and after reading our admissions policy believe that you have grounds for an appeal for a place in Year 7 / Year 12, please click here for the secondary appeal form.
If you haven't applied yet, before the start of the academic year, for Year 7, you must apply online through the council's e-admissions page by clicking here; after the start of the academic year, please apply using our in-year application form.
Please contact the academy if you need a paper form.
If you haven't applied yet, please do so using our in-year application form.
The DfE "Advice for parents and guardians on school admission appeals" can be found here.