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Appeals Timetable for Year R starting school in September 2018


National notification date for on-time applicants

Monday 16 April 2018


Notification date for late applicants (whose applications received after 15 January and before 16 April 2018)

Monday 30 April 2018


Deadline date for parents wishing to lodge an appeal

Wednesday 16 May 2018


Appeal hearings to be held

From 07 June to 17 July 2018, inclusive


Decision letters to be sent

Within 5 school days of hearing



(i) Appeals lodged after 16 May 2018 will be heard during the above dates if possible or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged. Appeals lodged on or after 13 June 2018 may not be heard until the autumn term but no more than 30 school days after the appeal was lodged.

(ii) Appellants will receive at least 10 school days’ notice of the exact date and location of their appeal hearing.

(iii) Following the lodging of an appeal, additional papers may be submitted until 10 working days before the hearing. Evidence admitted after this date will be considered by the panel but this may lead to an adjournment and significant delays.