Appeal a school admission decision

11. Admission appeals process during Covid outbreak

Step 1

Parent submits appeal (with evidence) to Appeals Team

Step 2

Appeals Team writes to Parent with:

  • Details of appeal process & timing
  • Date for submission of additional information
  • Reference number

Step 3

Parents send additional information to Appeals Team

Admission Authority (AA) sends its case to Appeals Team

Step 4

Appeals Team sends case papers (Parents’ appeal & evidence and AA case) to Parents, AA, IAP & Clerk

Step 5

Stage 1 of Appeal

  • IAP & Clerk (by telephone/video Teams meeting) discuss & formulate Questions on AA Case
  • Questions sent to Parents who are asked to send any additional, relevant Questions on AA case by deadline date
  • IAP’s & Parent’s Questions sent to AA with request for Answers by deadline date
  • Answers from AA sent to IAP & Parents
  • IAP & Clerk (by telephone/video Teams meeting) deliberate & make Stage 1 decisions

Step 6

Stage 2 of Appeal*

  • IAP & Clerk (by telephone/video Teams meeting) discuss & formulate Questions on Parent’s case
  • AA is asked to send any additional, relevant Questions on Parent’s case by deadline date
  • IAP’s & AA’s Questions sent to Parent with request for Answers by deadline date
  • Answers from Parent sent to IAP & AAs
  • IAP & Clerk (by telephone/video Teams meeting) deliberate & make Stage 2 decisions

Step 7

Appeals Team sends decisions to Parents & AA within 7 calendar days of decision/s

 

*In multiple appeals (where there are two or more appeals for a school) the same Appeal Panel must consider all the appeals for the school before making its decisions, so there will be multiple IAP and Clerk’s Teams meetings at Stage 2.

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Last updated: 12 April 2021

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