Dixons Cottingley Academy | Appeals
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Dixons Cottingley Academy


Year 7 appeals - September 2023

Year 7 places will be offered, via the local authorities, on 1 March 2023. Children who cannot be offered a place, due to there being more applications than there are places, can ask to remain on a waiting list. Parents need to return the waiting list form to the Admissions Team at their local authority to join the waiting list.

Timeline for appeals

  • Allocation letters/emails sent to parents: Wednesday, 1 March 2023
  • Deadline for parents to submit appeal: Wednesday, 29 March 2023
  • Appeals received by deadline date to be heard within 40 school days: Thursday, 15 June 2023
  • Last appeal date in summer term: Week beginning 17 July 2023

For late applications, appeals will be heard within 40 school days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 school days of being lodged.


In-Year appeals

These appeals are for children transferring between schools mid-year. You can make a formal appeal to an independent appeal panel, for any school that you have applied for where admission has been refused. This is a legal process and places are not ‘reserved’ for appeal panels to offer. As a guide, one in five appeals are successful.

Appeals made during the academic year (in-year) will be heard within 30 school days, or as soon as reasonably practicable.


Appeal forms and information

The local authority (Council) processes the applications & appeals for this Academy. Details of the appeals process and the appeal form can be found here.

If you need to speak to someone about the appeal process, you can contact the local authority via:

Telephone: 01274 439200

E-mail: schooladmissions@bradford.gov.uk