Wembdon St George's | Admissions
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If you would like your child to attend our school, please see the guidance below. Links to further documentation are available at the bottom of the page.


   School Admission Appeals Timetable

Applicable between 1 March 2019 and 28 February 2020


School Admission appeals are administered in accordance with the requirements of the 2012 School Admission Appeals Code issued by the Department for Education. Parents whose admission application is refused will have the legal right to appeal that decision. To lodge an appeal, complete and return the Appeal Form which can be downloaded from the School website or requested from the Main Reception Office.


On receipt of the completed Appeal Form, the Admission Authority will arrange for an appeal hearing to take place before an independent Appeal Panel. The timetable differs depending on when the appeal is lodged and whether it relates to an application to start at the Academy for the first time in September 2019 or to join the Academy during the academic year.


The following timetable applies:


Starting School in September 2019 – For admission decisions issued on 16 April 2019
For an appeal Form submitted to the School Office by 21 May 2019 An appeal hearing will take place within 40 school days of 21 May 2019


Starting School in September 2019 – For appeals lodged after 21 May 2019
It may be possible for appeals lodged after 21 May 2019 to take place at the same time as those lodged before this deadline, providing there is sufficient time to make the appropriate arrangements. Otherwise, appeals lodged after 21 May 2019 will be heard within 30 school days of receipt of the completed Appeal Form


Lodging and appeal relating to an In-Year admission application decision
An appeal may be lodged within 30 school days of the admission decision being issued. An appeal hearing will be scheduled to take place within 30 school days of receipt of the appeal form


4. Administrative timetable
Identification and appointment of independent appeals clerk and appeal panel members As soon as possible after receipt of the appeal form
The Appeal Clerk will notify appellants of the date and time of the appeal hearing and the names of the independent appeal panel members (appellants may choose to waive this right of notice). Posted out at least 10 school days before the appeal hearing is to take place
The Appeal Clerk will issue a written statement prepared by the Admissions Authority to explain the reasons for refusal Posted out at least 5 school days before the appeal hearing is to take place
Additional information relevant to the appeal may be submitted to the clerk for distribution. Information submitted after this deadline will not be considered unless the chair of the Appeal Panel specifically agrees to this. Up to two school days before the appeal hearing is to take place
The decision of the Appeal Panel will be notified to the appellant(s) in writing. Posted out within five school days following the appeal hearing


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