School admission appeals timetable

Coronavirus (COVID-19): school admission appeals update

Due to the ongoing situation surrounding COVID-19, the process for holding appeals has been changed following the guidance provided by the Government. You can access the new regulations via the following link to the Governments website.

You can still submit a school admission appeal. However, there may be unavoidable delays in scheduling your school appeal hearing. This means that the normal timescales and process below may not be followed. You will be sent further details once your appeal has been scheduled.

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 2022 entry

Appeals for children refused a place at a preferred school for admission to Year 7 or Reception class in September 2022 will be heard according to the following statutory timescales:

School admissions appeals timetable
  Offer dateAppeals lodgedAppeals to be heard
Secondary 1 March 2022 by 30 March 2022 within 40 school days
    after 30 March within 30 school days
Primary 16 April 2022 by 17 May 2022 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 5 school 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 7 school days before the hearing. Any evidence not submitted by this deadline may not be considered by the independent appeal panel.

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