Appeals

Year 7 – September 2022

Year 7 places will be offered, via the local authorities, on 1 March 2022. Children who cannot be offered a place, due to there being more applications than there are places, will automatically remain on a waiting list until 31 December 2022.

Timeline for appeals:

  • Deadline for submitting an appeal form: Tuesday 29 March 2022
  • Appeals received by the deadline. Although the requirement for appeals to be heard within 40 school days has been removed, the Trust will try to ensure that appeals are still heard by 15 June 2022 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 14 days’ written notice of an appeal hearing. For written submissions, parents will be provided with a timetable.


In-Year appeals

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.

Contact information

If you wish to receive an appeals pack, please contact the academy via our contact form or telephone: 0151 228 6800

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