School appeals dates and deadlines

Dates and Deadlines – Primary Schools

  • 24th May 2022 - Deadline for on-time appeals
    Appeals will be accepted after this deadline but they may be heard at a later date than appeals lodged on time
  • 10th June – 17th June 2022 - Notice of hearing information issued for appeals lodged on time
    For appeals lodged on time, notice of appeal hearing date and time should be issued in this time period
  • 27th June – 8th July 2022 - Appeal hearings will take place
    All appeals lodged before the deadline of 24th May 2022 will take place by the end of 8th July 2022
  • 24th June 2022 - Notice of hearing for late appeals (VA, Free Schools and Academies)
    For appeals lodged after the deadline of 24th May 2022*, notice of hearing date and time should be issued by this date wherever possible
  • w/c 11th July 2022 - Late appeal hearings will take place (VA, Free Schools and Academies)
    Hearings for appeals lodged after the deadline of the 24th May 2022 will take place by the end of 15th July 2022*
  • 1st July 2022 - Notice of hearing for late appeals (LA Community)
    For appeals lodged after the deadline of 24th May 2022, notice of hearing date and time should be issued by this date wherever possible
  • w/c 18th July 2022 - Late appeal hearings will take place (LA Community)
    Hearings for appeals lodged after the deadline of 24th May 2022 will take place by the end of 22nd July 2022*
  • w/c 8th August 2022 - Mop ups
    Hearings for appeals lodged after the deadline of 24th May 2022* but received before 11th July 2022 will take place by the end of 12th August 2022.

*Appeal hearings for all appeals lodged after the 24th May 2022 will be heard with the on time appeals wherever possible. If they cannot be heard with the on-time appeals, they will be heard within 30 school days of the date the appeal is lodged. In some circumstances, this may mean appeals for the September intake will be heard after the school’s summer holidays. We will endeavour to stick to the above dates wherever possible, however please be aware that these dates may be subject to change depending on the numbers of appeals received.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is anticipated that appeal hearings will continue to take place via telephone conference calls, and will not be held face to face.

Dates and Deadlines – High School Appeals

  • 1st April 2022 - Deadline for on-time appeals
    Appeals will be accepted after this deadline but they may be heard at a later date than appeals lodged on time
  • 22nd April – 20th May 2022 - Notice of hearing issued
    For appeals lodged on time, notice of appeal hearing date and time should be issued in this time
  • 9th May – 10th June 2022 - Appeal Hearing will take place
    All appeals lodged before the deadline of 1st April 2022 will be heard before the end of 10th June 2022
  • 24th June – 1st July 2022 - Notice of hearing information issues for late appeals
    For appeals lodged after the deadline, notice of appeal hearing date and time should be issued in this time period
  • w/c 11th July 2022 - Late appeal hearings will take place
    Hearings for appeals lodged after the deadline of the 1st April 2022 will take place before the end of the 15th July 2022*

*Appeal hearings for all appeals lodged after 1st April 2022 will be heard with the on time appeals wherever possible. If they cannot be heard with the on-time appeals, they will be heard within 30 school days of the date the appeals is lodged. In some circumstances, this may mean appeals for the September intake will be heard after the school’s summer holidays. We will endeavour to stick to the above dates wherever possible, however please be aware that these dates may be subject to change depending on the numbers of appeals received.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is anticipated that appeal hearings will continue to take place via telephone conference calls, and will not be held face to face.