If your application for a Year 7 place has been unsuccessful, you can lodge an appeal against the decision.
You can appeal between 1st March -26 March 2021 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard by 14 June 2021.
For applications made in the normal admission round, appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals. For late applications, appeals should be heard within 40 schools days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 schools days of the appeals being lodged.
Due to the exceptional circumstances regarding the Covid 19 pandemic, the Independent Appeals Panel intends that your appeal will be conducted based on written submissions only. This decision has been made to ensure that all appeals for the school can be heard in a fair and consistent way, considering any National/regional lockdowns/restrictions, and that the appeals process will finish before the start of the usual summer break.
Therefore, your appeal will be considered using the written submission(s) you have made, and you will not be required to attend a meeting. It is important that you send in any information that you feel would support your case as the Panel will not be able to consider evidence if it is not submitted.
To assist with your case, the schools generic defence statement is available below, setting out the implications of awarding additional spaces through the appeals process.