Appeals Deadline

For Church of England Voluntary Aided Schools and Academies in the Diocese of Winchester and Diocese of Portsmouth.

Admission Appeals Timetable for Year R (starting school in reception)in September 2019 

National notification date for on-time applicants  Tuesday 16 April 2019

Notification date for late applicants (whose applications received after 15 January and

before 16 April 2019)   Wednesday 17 April 2019

Deadline date for parents wishing to lodge an appeal (returning completed appeal papers to  the County CouncilThursday 16 May 2019

Appeal hearings to be held from 03 June to 14 June, inclusive

Decision letters to be sent within 5 school days of hearing 

Please note

  1. Appeals lodged after 18th May will be heard during the above dates if possible or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged. Appeals lodged on or after 13th June may not be hear until the autumn term but no more than 30 school days after the appeal was lodged.
  2. Appellants will receive at least 10 school days’ notice of the exact date and location of their appeal hearing.
  • Following the lodging of an appeal, additional papers may be submitted to the school until 10 working days before the hearing. Evidence admitted after this date will be considered by the panel but this may lead to an adjournment and significant delays.

 

 

 

Year R (starting school in reception)    School Admissions 2020 – 2021

For Church of England Voluntary Aided Schools and Academies in the Diocese of Winchester and Diocese of Portsmouth.

National Notification date for on-time applications. Thursday 16th April 2020.
Notification date for late applicants (whose applications received after 15 January and before the 16 April 2020) Wednesday 17th April 2020.
Deadline date for parents wishing to lodge an appeal. (Returning completed appeal papers to the school.) Monday 18th May 2020.
Appeal hearing to be held. From 1st June to 12th June 2020. (Inclusive)
Decision letters to be sent. Within 5 school days of hearing.

Please note

  1. Appeals lodged after 18th may will be heard during the above dates if possible or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged. Appeals lodged on or after 13th June may not be hear until the autumn term but no more than 30 school days after the appeal was lodged.
  2. Appellants will receive at least 10 school days’ notice of the exact date and location of their appeal hearing.
  • Following the lodging of an appeal, additional papers may be submitted to the school until 10 working days before the hearing. Evidence admitted after this date will be considered by the panel but this may lead to an adjournment and significant delays.

 

ADMISSION APPEALS TIMETABLE

 ACTION DEADLINE
 Local Authority to publish appeals timetable to

include:

 To be confirmed
 a. For a parent to submit an Appeal. At least  20 school days from the parent receiving notice of the refusal of a place at a school.
 b. Notice of the Appeal Hearing. At least  10 school days before the hearing.

c. Appellants (usually the parents) to submit evidence.

Reasonable deadlines must be set.

10 school days

 

before the Appeal hearing

d. Admission Authority (the school) to submit their

evidence.

e. The Clerk (the person organising the appeal)

sends Appeal papers to the parents, the panel

and the school.

f. Additional Evidence from the Appellants.

(Sometimes the Appellants wish to provide

additional information after seeing all the

papers.)

Reasonable deadlines must be set.

10 school days

 

before the Appeal hearing

g. Decision letters sent to the Appellants. (The

letter that informs the Appellant if their Appeal

has been Upheld or Refused.)

Within

5 school days of the hearing (whenever

possible)

h. For applications made in the Normal Admissions

Round Appeals must be heard

 Within

40 school days of the deadline for

lodging appeals. (see a. above)

i. For In Year and Late Applications (those that

came in after the deadline and have not been

decided by the offer date) Appeals must be

heard

Within

30 school days of the Appeal being

lodged.

Admission Appeals:

Must always be heard by a properly-trained, competent, experienced and knowledgeable, independent panel

Have an independent Clerk to the Appeal Panel present, who has a clear understanding and knowledge of the two Codes and can offer Guidance to the Panel