Admissions: Appeals Timetable 2021

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In year appeals

Appeals resulting from in year admission applications will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged

September 2021 entry

Appeals resulting from secondary transfer and under 11’s applications for admission in September 2021 will be heard according to the following timetable:


Allocation day

Appeals lodged by

Appeals to be heard between


1 March 2021

4pm on 26 March 2021

29 April – 14 June 2021
(excluding 31 May – 4 June)

Under 11’s

(Primary Reception, Junior / Middle)

16 April 2021

4pm on 21 May 2021

16 June – 23 July 2021

  • Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, which ever is the later date.
  • Appellants will be sent notification of their appeal hearing at least 10 clear working days in advance of the hearing.
  • Appellants will be sent a copy of the school's case 7 working days in advance of the hearing.

              Additional supporting information

If an appellant wishes to submit any supporting evidence after lodging an appeal, they will need to forward that to the Appeals Team at least 7 working days before the hearing, (not counting the day of postage or the hearing date).

Please remember that any confidential medical/social evidence submitted to the Admission Authority (AA) in support of the application will not be provided to an appeal panel.  If you wish to rely on this in support of your appeal you will need to submit this documentation to the Appeals Team.

If the appellant has a short document (like a doctor’s letter which was not previously available), this will be accepted up to 4 working days before the hearing.  Any additional evidence received after this deadline will not be circulated and the panel may not accept any additional information taken to the hearing.