Under the School Standards & Framework Act 1998 parents have a statutory right of appeal against the decision not to offer a place at a school. Where a student is refused admission to a sixth form, the parents and the student have the right to appeal either jointly or separately; if an appeal is lodged by the parents and the student, both appeals will be heard together.
Appeals are heard by an Independent Appeal Panel established by the Greenshaw Learning Trust. The panel will decide whether to uphold or dismiss the appeal. Where a panel upholds the appeal the school is required to admit the child.
Parents/carers wishing to appeal must send a written request for an Appeals Pack. Please download the document below for guidance on how and when to submit an appeal.
Parents wishing to appeal the decision not to offer a place following an in-year application should return the completed appeals paperwork within 20 days of receiving it.