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All Saints C of E Primary School

All Saints C of E Primary School

Appeals

If you are refused a place, the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 gives you the right to appeal against the decision. There is no right of appeal for applications to nursery classes or out of normal age group admissions. The law states that infant class sizes cannot be above 30 pupils, so appeals panels can only allow an additional pupil into Reception in exceptional circumstances, i.e. if they decide that:

  • your child would have been offered a place if the admission arrangements had been properly implemented;
  • the admission policy for the school was not compliant with the government’s School Admissions Code and this meant that your child was not offered a place; and/or 
  • the decision to refuse admission was not one which a reasonable admission authority would have made in the circumstances of the case.

An appeal form can be collected from the School Office or downloaded from here.  We must receive your appeal form by 31 May 2019 at the latest. Failure to appeal by this date may result in your appeal not being heard.

If you decide to appeal, it is vital that you still accept an offer of a place at another school, as there is no guarantee the appeal will succeed. Accepting this place will not prejudice the outcome of your appeal.

Our appeals timetable for 2019/20 is summarised as follows:

Normal Admission Round:

  • Parents informed of application results: 16 April 2019
  • Deadline for parents to lodge an appeal: 31 May 2019
  • Appeals heard: Before 20 July 2019

Late applications for Reception:

Appeals heard: Before 20 July 2019

Applications for other year groups

Appeals will be heard within 30 school days of lodging an appeal

In-year applications

Appeals will be heard within 30 school days of lodging an appeal

In all cases:

  • Parents will be given at least 10 school days notice of their appeal hearing date
  • The deadline for submitting additional evidence to an appeal will be 7 school days prior to the hearing date
  • The Clerk to the Appeal Board will distribute papers 5 school days prior to the hearing date
  • Decision letters will be issued within 5 school days after the hearing has taken place.