How do I make an appeal for a place at this School?

If you wish to appeal against a decision to refuse a place for your child at this school you can appeal online or in writing.  Information on how to appeal can be found via:- http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/education/school-admissions/making-a-school-admission-appeal or by calling 0300 500 80 80.

For appeals during the 2020/21 admissions round (to start Year 7 in September 2020), you should return your completed form to Nottinghamshire County Council by 30 March 2020.

Secondary Appeals Timetable – 2020/21 Admissions Round

  • Offer Date: 2 March 2020
  • Deadline for lodging appeals: 30 March 2020
  • Deadline for hearing on-time appeals: 16 June 2020

Note:- Appeals lodged after 30 March 2020 will, where possible, be heard by 16 June 2020.  Where it is not possible to hear the appeal by 16 June 2020 it will be heard within 30 school days of the date of receipt.

Appeals relating to late applications

If your application was made after 31 October 2019 (closing date for receipt of applications for secondary school places) appeals will, where possible, be heard by 16 June 2020.  Where it is not possible to hear the appeal by 16 June 2020 it will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

In Year and Transfer Appeals

For other appeals such as transfer and in-year admissions (moving from one school to another during the school year) please return your form to Nottinghamshire County Council within 4 weeks of the date of your refusal letter.  These appeals will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

How much notice of the appeal hearing date will I have?

Letters notifying parents of appeal dates and times are sent out in line with statutory guidance.  These letters will be sent out at least 10 school days in advance of the hearing (unless you have agreed to a shorter period than this). 

If you wish to submit any further information other than that which you included with your appeal form, we ask that this is sent to Nottinghamshire County Council no later than 5 days prior to your hearing.  This is to enable the additional information to be circulated to all parties, giving the Panel and school the opportunity to consider the information in advance of the hearing.  Please note that if significant information is received after this deadline your hearing may have to be adjourned to a later date. Please note there is a 10MB limit to any attachment sent online or by email. If you send more than this limit we will not get your information and will not know that you have tried to send it to us. If you need to send more than 10MB please either split it across more than one email or send it by post. Regardless of how you have sent the information to us we will acknowledge that we have received it so if you don't hear from us within three working days please telephone on the number above to make sure we have received what you have sent.

Decision letters are set out within 5 school days of the hearing wherever possible.