Appeals Procedure 2018
Where the Governors are unable to offer a place because the school is over subscribed, parents have the right to appeal to an independent admission appeal panel, set up under the school Standards and Framework Act, 1998, as amended by the Education Act, 2002.
Parents who intend to make an appeal against the Governing Body’s decision to refuse admission must submit a notice of appeal to:
The Clerk to Independent Appeal Panel,
Diocese of Leeds Church House,
1 South Parade,
Telephone: 07814 605108
within twenty one days of receiving the refusal letter.
Normally appeal hearings will be held within six weeks of the closing date for receiving the notice of appeal.
If your child was refused a place in Reception or Key Stage 1 because of Government limits on Infant class sizes, the grounds on which your appeal could be successful are limited. You would have to show that the decision was one which in the circumstances no reasonable Governing Body would have made, or that your child would have been offered a place if the Governors’ admissions arrangements had been properly implemented. Please note that this right of appeal against the Governors’ decision does not prevent you from making an appeal in respect of any other school.