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Appeals

Year 7 appeals - September 2024

Year 7 places will be offered, via the local authorities, on 1 March 2024. 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: Friday 1 March 2024
  • Deadline for parents to submit appeal: Friday 12 April 2024
  • Appeals received by deadline date will be heard within 40 school days where possible i.e. by Monday 17 June 2024
  • Last appeal date in summer term: Week beginning 15 July 2024

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.

Before you can make an appeal, you must first have applied to the Academy for a place by completing a recent In-Year Application Form for the local authority. Details of how to do this can be found on the Admissions page under the heading In-year admissions. Once you have received a letter advising you that a place cannot be offered, you can then proceed to make an appeal for the Academy if you wish to.

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.

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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