Admissions appeals

Due to COVID-19 restrictions it may not be possible to hold appeal panel hearings in the usual way this year.  The Department for Education has now issued revised guidelines for Admissions Authorities on how appeals should be dealt with.   Appeals will be heard during May/June/July; all appellants will be contacted by the independent appeals clerk to explain the process, which will be the same for all Ark schools.  

Appeals for children refused a place at a preferred school for admission to Reception class in September will be heard in line with the School Admissions Appeals Code (2012). Click here for information on Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea (RBKC) Admission Appeals.

 
  Offer date Deadline for lodging an appeal
Primary 16th April 2021 17th May 2021
 

On-time appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for submitting appeals. Appeals submitted after this date will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being submitted, whichever is the later date.

Parents/carers will be notified of their appeal date by an external agency engaged by the Ark Network.

Please click here for the primary appeal form and download our guidance on infant class size appeals below.

Infant class size appeals