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Admissions Appeals

If you do not receive an offer for your first choice school, you have the right to Appeal to an Independent Appeals Panel.  To make an appeal you need to download the Appeals Form below and send the completed form to:

BY POST              

Appeals Administrator
Legal Services
Sand Martin House
Bittern Way
Fletton Quays

Tel:  01733 452589


BY HAND             

You can hand in your appeal form and additional information to Town Hall Reception.  Please request a receipt from the receptionist.
Please be aware that if you hand in your appeal form at Fletton Quays this will cause a delay in processing your appeal.

In-year appeals will be heard within 30 schools days of receipt.


Below the Admission Appeals timetable for the 2020/2021 School Admission round for maintained school for whom the city council is the Admission Authority.

This information is provided in accordance with paragraph 2.1 and 2.2 of the School Admission Appeals Code February 2012.

Admissions to Secondary Schools 2021-2022

Offer Day 1 March
Closing date for appeals (within 20 school days) 30 March
All paperwork returned by 30 March (closing date) must be heard within 40 school days 19 June
Paperwork for Secondary appeals received after deadline will be heard within 40 school days of receipt. Please note that this might mean your appeal could be heard in September 2021

Late applications offer day Week commencing 26 April
Appeals will be heard within 40 days of being lodged


All other In-year appeals will be heard within 30 school days of receipt.

updated March 2021