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Ark Schools appeals timetable September 2020 entry

Appeals for children refused a place at a preferred school for admission to Reception class in September 2019 will be heard in line with the School Admissions Appeals Code (2012).

You may find this booklet useful should you wish to make an appeal:

PDF iconArk Blacklands Admissions Appeals Booklet 2019

  Offer date Deadline for lodging an appeal
Primary 16 April 2020 tbc

 

‘On-time’ appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals. Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.

Parents/carers will be notified of their appeal date by an external agency engaged by the Ark network.

Please read this PDF iconGuidance on Infant class size appeals and follow this link to the primary appeal form.

Please contact the academy if you need a paper form.

 

Infant class size appeals

Appeals for children refused a place at a preferred school for admission to Reception class in September will be heard in line with the School Admissions Appeals Code (2012).

  Offer date Deadline for lodging appeal
Primary 16 April 2020 tbc

Mid-year appeals must be heard within 30 school days of receipt of the appeal. ‘On-time’ appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals. Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.

Parents/carers will be notified of their appeal date by an external agency engaged by the Ark network.

Any additional evidence parents/carers wish to submit in support of their appeal must be sent to the external agency at least five working days before the hearing. Any evidence not submitted by this deadline may not be considered by the independent appeal panel.

Please read this Guidance on Infant class size appeals.pdf and follow this link to the primary appeal form.