Appeals

Appeals for Year 7 places

Emergency regulations were made in April 2020 because of the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on school appeals. These regulations will be in place until 30 September 2021. Appeals cannot be held face to face until the government guidelines on social distancing say so and the Academy Trust considers it practicable to hold an appeal in person. Appeals will, therefore, be remote hearings or as written submissions.

Bradford local authority manage the appeals process for this Academy. The timetable for appeals for Year 7 places has been set as follows:

  • Allocation letters sent to parents - 1 March 2021
  • Deadline for parents to submit appeal – 12 April 2021
  • All parents will be given at least 14 days’ written notice where an appeal hearing is to be held remotely by telephone or video link. Otherwise appeals will be heard as soon as is reasonably possible and parents will be provided with a timetable for submitting written information. Where possible appeals will be heard by Tuesday, 15 June 2021.
  • Decision letters will be sent within 7 days of the determination by the panel of an appeal.

Late application appeals will be heard as soon as reasonably practicable.


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.

In-year appeals are heard, where possible, within 30 school days of receipt of the appeal form.


Appeal forms and information

The local authority process the applications & appeals for this Academy. Details of the appeals process and the appeal form can be found at: https://www.bradford.gov.uk/ed...

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

Telephone: 01274 439200
Email: schooladmissions@bradford.gov.uk

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