School Admission Appeal Process
You have the right of appeal under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 against the refusal of a place at any of the schools which you listed on your application form.
An independent panel will hear your appeal and their decision is binding for both the Admission Authority and the school(s). The panel will be made up of people who have experience in education and lay members (people without personal experience of school management or the provision of education).
Reception Transfer Appeals Timetable 2016
- You must submit your Reception Transfer appeal to the address below by 18 May 2016 at the latest
- Any Reception Transfer appeals received before 18 May 2016 will be heard within 40 school days of this date. You will be contacted at least 10 days before the hearing to confirm the date of your appeal
- Any Reception Transfer appeals received after 18 May 2016 will be heard during the 2016 autumn term
Secondary Transfer Appeals Timetable 2016
- You must submit your Secondary Transfer appeal to the address below by 12 April 2016 at the latest
- Any Secondary Transfer appeals received before 12 April 2016 will be heard within 40 school days of this date. You will be contacted at least 10 days before the hearing to confirm the date of your appeal
- Any Secondary Transfer appeals received after 12 April 2016 will be heard during the 2016 autumn term
How to appeal
For community schools in Haringey or Alexandra Park/Heartlands High, please contact the School Admissions Team on 020 8489 1000 or download the relevant appeal pack from the attached files section below.
The form should be returned by post to:
- School Admissions Service
River Park House
225 High Road
- or by email to: email@example.com
If you wish to appeal
- for Fortismere School, Woodside High, St Thomas More or Greig City Academy, please contact the schools directly
- for schools outside Haringey - please contact the local authority where the school is located
We strongly recommend that you accept the place you have been offered, as this will ensure that your child has a school place in September. Accepting the place will not influence the outcome of your appeal or your child’s position on a waiting list.
Key Stage 1 Infant Size Legislation
You should be aware that by law infant classes (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) with a single school teacher, where the majority of children will reach the age of 5, 6 or 7 during the school year, must not contain more than 30 pupils.
Where a child has been refused admission to a school on "Infant Class Size Prejudice" grounds, an appeal panel can only offer a place to a child where it is satisfied that either:
- the child would have been offered a place if the admission arrangements had been properly implemented; and/or
- the child would have been offered a place if the arrangements had not been contrary to mandatory provisions in the School Admissions Code and the School Standards and Framework Act (SSFA) 1998; and/or
- the decision to refuse admission was not one which a reasonable admission authority would have made in the circumstances of the case
The outcome of your appeal will not be influenced by the acceptance of a place at an alternative school.
- Tel 020 8489 1000
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
|In-Year Appeal Pack 2016 - Years 3-11||DOC||113 KB|
|In-Year Appeal Pack 2016 - Reception-Year 2 (Infant Class Size)||DOC||114.5 KB|
|Reception Transfer Appeal Pack 2016 (Infant Class Size)||DOC||115 KB|
|Reception Transfer Appeal Pack 2016 (Infant Class Size) PDF Version||55.9 KB|
|Secondary Transfer Appeal Pack 2016||DOC||134.5 KB|
|Secondary Transfer Appeal Pack 2016 PDF Version||57.22 KB|
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