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Timetable for Appeals

Admission Appeals Timetable for Year R (starting school in reception) in September 2020


National notification date for on-time applicants Thursday 16 April 2020

Notification date for late applicants (whose applications received after 15 January and before 16 April 2020) Friday 24 April 2020

Deadline date for parents wishing to lodge an appeal (returning completed appeal papers to the County Council) Monday 18 May 2020

Appeal hearings to be held From 08 June to 17 July, inclusive.

Decision letters to be sent within 5 school days of hearing.


Please note:

(i) Appeals lodged after 18 May will be heard during the above dates if possible or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged. Appeals lodged on or after 12 June 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 to the Appeals Service 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.