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Year 7 – September 2023
Year 7 places will be offered, via the local authorities, on 1 March 2023. Children who cannot be offered a place, due to there being more applications than there are places, will automatically remain on the waiting list until 31 December 2023.
The timeline for appeals:
- Deadline for submitting an appeal form: Wednesday 29 March 2023.
- Appeal received by the deadline: The requirement for appeals to be heard is 40 school days. This means that appeals will be heard by 19 June 2023 wherever possible.
- Appeals received after the deadline: The trust will ensure that appeals are heard as soon as reasonably practicable and, where possible, before the start of the academic year.
- In all cases, parents will be given at least 10 school days’ notice of an appeal hearing.
Before submitting an appeal form, please read the information in the appeals FAQ as this explains the appeals procedures.
The appeal form can be found in the Downloads section at the bottom of this page. Paper forms can be requested by telephone or e-mail via the contact details given below.
In-Year appeals are for children transferring between schools mid-year. You can make a formal appeal to an independent appeal panel, for any school that you have applied for where admission has been refused. This is a legal process and places are not ‘reserved’ for appeal panels to offer.
In-year appeals are usually heard within 30 school days of receipt of the appeal form.
Before you can make an appeal you must first have applied to the academy for a place. Once you have received a letter advising you that a place cannot be offered, you can then proceed to make an appeal for the academy if you wish to.
The academy can only proceed to the appeals stage if the year group is full. Places are not ‘reserved’ for those whose appeals are upheld, so any upheld appeal will result in the year group being over the admission number.
If you wish to receive an appeals pack, please contact the academy via our contact form or telephone: 0151 228 6800