An independent panel hears all appeals. The Appeal Panel’s decision is binding for all parties concerned.
Notification of the appeal hearing will be sent to appellants 10 school days in advance of the hearing. If an appellant wishes to provide evidence which was not included in their original application or appeal form this must be received 5 working days before the hearing date. Otherwise the Panel is entitled to decide not to accept information or evidence submitted after the deadline.
Further details of appeal arrangements are set out in the revised Code Of Practice on School Admissions Appeals, which came into force in September 2004 and was updated February 2012.
Normal Round Appeals (Reception)
Parents and carers have the right to appeal against a decision to refuse entry. They can do so by sending an appeal form to the school by the appeals deadline. An Appeal forms can be found on the link below. Dates for appeal deadlines can be found on the local authority website https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/schools/admissions/appeals/school-appeal-form.aspx or on the link below. Appeals lodged after these dates (late application for appeal) will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.
‘In Year’ Appeals
Parents and carers have the right to appeal against a decision to refuse entry. Appeal applications must be lodged with the school within 20 school days from the date of notification that the application for admission was unsuccessful. Appeals are normally heard within 30 school days from the date the completed appeal form is received by the school.