Before launching an appeal for your child to have a place at the Rosary School, we would urge you to consider whether you have grounds for appeal.
It’s important that you clearly set out the reasons why your child should have a place at your choice of school in both your written appeal and at the appeal hearing.
You can make an appeal because you want your child to attend a particular school over any other, but the stronger your reasons the better chance you have of your appeal being successful.
You should focus on what the school can offer that meets your child’s needs. This can include what the school can offer that other schools cannot and what the impact will be on your child in not attending the school of your choice.
You can also appeal if you believe that the admission authority did not apply their admission arrangements properly and if they had applied them properly, they would have offered your child a place at the school.
If you would like to make an appeal, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will guide you through the process.
School Admissions Appeal Timetable
We will ensure that appeals lodged by the appropriate deadlines are heard within the following timescales:
- for applications made in the normal admissions round1, appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals;
- for late applications2, appeals should be heard within 40 school days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.
- for applications for in-year admissions3, appeals must be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.
1 Under the School Admissions (Admission Arrangements and Co-ordination of Admission Arrangements ) (England) Regulations 2012 an application is made in the ‘normal admissions round’ if it is not a ‘late application’ or an ‘in-year application’:
2 An application is a ‘late’ application if it is for the admission of a child to a relevant age group; it is submitted before the first day of the school term of the admission year; and a determination relating to the application is not made by an authority on or before the offer date. The ‘relevant age group’ is the age group at which pupils are or will normally be admitted to the school e.g. Reception or Year 7 ( Section 142 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998).
3 An application is an ‘in-year’ application if it is for the admission of a child to a relevant age group and it is submitted on or after the first day of the first school term of the admission year, or it is for the admission of a child to an age group other than a relevant age group.