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Appeals Timetable for Year R starting school in September 2019


National notification date for on-time applicants

Tuesday 16 April 2019


Notification date for late applicants (whose applications received after 15 January and before 16 April 2019)

Wednesday 17 April 2019


Deadline date for parents wishing to lodge an appeal

Thursday 16 May 2019


Appeal hearings to be held

From 06 June to 17 July 2019, inclusive


Decision letters to be sent

Within 5 school days of hearing



(i) Appeals lodged after 16 May 2019 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 2019 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.