Appeals for Year 7 Academic Year 2018-19
Thursday 1st March 2018. The offer of a place in a school will be given.
Thursday 29th March 2018. This is the date by which an appeal should be submitted to this school for a place if you do not want the one you have been allocated. Your appeal may be submitted any time after Thursday 1st March 2018.
Timetable for Appeals
Your appeal will be heard at what is called a Hearing, within a time scale of 40 school days from 29th March 2018. The appeals have been booked to be heard from Monday 11th June 2018 to Wednesday 13th June 2018.
This is a ‘popular’ school and the school receives many appeals for places in Year 7. Last year there were 19 appeals and of those 3 were successful.
You are advised to put a request to the school / Medway Council that your child be placed on the school’s waiting list since some places offered will inevitably be declined. Places that are not required are allocated according to the school’s over-subscription criteria.
All other appeals known as ‘in-year’ casual admissions and ones for Year 7 submitted after 29th March 2018 will be heard within 30 school working days of submitting the request.
Your appeal request should state your reasons for your request and any additional information / documentation / appendices should be submitted five days before the Hearing to allow time for it to be copied and distributed to all the interested parties. At least 10 working days before your appeal, unless you choose to waive this right, you will be sent detailed information regarding the process and also the date, time, place and names of the independent panel members who will hear the appeal.
The school is unable to guarantee that any original work/evidence/folders, submitted as part of the appeal, will be returned. Appellants may wish to submit copies in advance and then take important original documents verifying evidence to the appeal.
If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the school on 01634 388765.