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 admission at a preferred school for entry into Reception class in September 2022 will be heard according to the regulations in the School Admissions Appeals Code (2012). Click here for information on Ark Schools Admission Appeals.

  Offer date Deadline for lodging an appeal
Primary 19th March 2022 18th May 2022

Appeal panel hearings will take place within 40 school days of the deadline for submitting an appeal.

The independent appeal panel clerk will notify parents/carers of the date of their appeal; appeal hearings will take place during May/June/July 2022. 

If you wish to appeal for a place in Reception, please click here for the primary appeal form.

Before submitting a Primary appeal, please make sure you read our guidance on infant class size appeals below.

Please contact the academy if you need a paper form.

Infant class size appeals