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).
Secondary Transfer Appeals Timetable 2019
- You must submit your Secondary Transfer Appeal Pack 2018 (Word, 66KB) to the address below by 2 April 2019 at the latest
- Any Secondary Transfer appeals received before 2 April 2019 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 2 April 2019 will be heard during the 2018 autumn term
Reception Transfer Appeals Timetable 2019
- You must submit your Reception Transfer Appeal Pack 2018 (Word, 49KB) to the address below by 24 May 2019 at the latest
- Any Reception Transfer appeals received before 24 May 2019 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 24 May 2019 will be heard during the 2018 autumn term
How to Appeal
For community schools in Haringey or Alexandra Park/Heartlands High, please contact the Independent Appeals Service on 020 8489 1000 or download the relevant appeal pack from the attached files section below.
The form should be returned by post to:
- Independent Appeals Service
River Park House
225 High Road
- or by email to: email@example.com
If you wish to appeal
- for Fortismere School, Woodside High, Duke's Aldridge Academy, 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 Class 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.
Contact the Admissions Service
School Admissions Team
River Park House
225 High Road
Tel: 020 8489 1000
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