Application Appeals Process
Ark Network Appeals Timetable
Appeals for children refused a place at a preferred school for admission to Year 7 in September 2021 will be heard in line with the School Admissions Appeals Code (2012).
1st March 2021
Deadline for lodging an appeal
19th April 2021
On-time appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for submitting appeals. Appeals submitted after this date will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being submitted, whichever is the later date.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions it may not be possible to hold appeal panel hearings in the usual way this year. The Department for Education has now issued revised guidelines for Admissions Authorities on how appeals should be dealt with. Appeals will be heard during May/June/July; all applicants will be contacted by the independent appeals clerk to explain the process, which will be the same for all Ark schools.
Parents/carers will be notified of their appeal date by an external agency engaged by the Ark network.
If you wish to appeal for a place in Year 7, please click here for the secondary appeal form.
Please contact the firstname.lastname@example.org if you need a paper form.