School appeals dates and deadlines

Primary Schools

19th May 2020 - 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
15th June – 24th June 2020 - 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
29th June – 10th July 2020 - Appeal hearings will take place
All appeals lodged before the deadline of 19th May 2020 will be heard before the end of 10th July 2020
26th June 2020 - Notice of hearing for late appeals (VA, Free Schools and Academies)
For appeals lodged after the deadline of 19th May 2020*, notice of hearing date and time should be issued by this date wherever possible
w/c 13th July 2020 - Late appeal hearings will take place (VA, Free Schools and Academies)
Hearings for appeals lodged after the deadline of the 19th May 2020 will take place by the end of 17th July 2020*
3rd July 2020 - Notice of hearing for late appeals (LA Community)
For appeals lodged after the deadline of 19th May 2020, notice of hearing date and time should be issued by this date wherever possible
w/c 20th July 2020 - Appeal Hearings take place (LA Community)
Hearings for appeals lodged after the deadline of 19th May 2020 for Community Schools
w/c 17th August 2020 - Mop ups
Hearings for appeals lodged after the deadline of 19th May 2020* but received before 20th July 2020 will be heard before the end of 21st August 2020

*Appeal hearings for all appeals lodged after the 19th May 2020 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.

High School Appeals

31st March 2020 - 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
27th April – 11th May 2020 - Notice of hearing issued
For appeals lodged on time, notice of appeal hearing date and time should be issued in this time
12th May – 5th June 2020 - Appeal Hearing will take place
All appeals lodged before the deadline of 31st March 2020 will be heard before the end of 10th June 2020
26th June – 30th June 2020 - 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 13th July 2020 - Late appeal hearings will take place
Hearings for appeals lodged after the deadline of the 31st March 2020 will take place before the end of the 17th July 2020 *

*Appeal hearings for all appeals lodged after 31st March 2020 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.