School admission appeals timetable

In-year transfer applications

Appeals for children refused a place at a preferred school as a result of an in-year transfer application will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

September 2017 entry

Appeals for children refused a place at a preferred school for admission to Year 7 or Reception class in September 2017 will be heard according to the following statutory timescales:

School admissions appeals timetable
  Offer dateAppeals lodgedAppeals to be heard
Secondary 1 March 2017 by 29 March 2017 within 40 school days
    after 29 March within 30 school days
Primary 16 April 2017 by 17 May 2017 within 40 school days
    after 17 May within 30 school days

Parents/carers will be notified of their appeal date at least 10 school days before the hearing.

A copy of the school’s statement of case will be sent to each parent/carer seven working days before the hearing.

Any additional evidence parents/carers wish to submit in support of their appeal must be sent to the clerk at least 5 working days before the hearing. Any evidence not submitted by this deadline may not be considered by the independent appeal panel.

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