ADMISSIONS APPEALS – ALL YEARS
If your daughter has not been offered a place at Coloma, you have the right to appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel. This right applies in respect of all applications for all Year Groups.
If you decide to appeal, you will need to consider;
- The published admissions criteria and arrangements set out in the Admissions Policy
- The reason for wanting your daughter to attend Coloma
- The alternative schools available
How Do I Make an Appeal?
The contact email for appeals is email@example.com. All paperwork must be completed and returned with evidence/other supporting documentation by the date stipulated in our response to our initial request. Please try to include all documentation at the time of submitting the appeal, as it may not be possible for the panel to consider additional submissions on or near the hearing date.
APPEALS FOR YEAR 7 PLACES IN SEPTEMBER 2023
If your daughter has not been offered a place at Coloma and you listed us as a higher preference when applying than the school you have been offered, the Local Authority will automatically ask us to add her to our waiting list.
If this does not apply, please contact your local authority and ask them to record your request to be added to our waiting list as well as emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org , including your daughter’s full name, address and date of birth with your request.
Please note: It is important to accept the place you have been offered for your child so that she is not left without any school place in September. Acceptance or refusal of a place at another school cannot be taken into account by the Independent Appeal Panel.
YEAR 7 ADMISSIONS TIMETABLE 2023
|Wednesday 1st March||National Offer Day|
|Thursday 2nd March||Parents/Carers whose child(ren) have not been offered a place in the initial round are asked to email email@example.com if they would like to be added onto the Waiting List or to request information regarding the Appeals Process.|
|3rd – 14th March||Easter Holiday|
|Wednesday 26th April||Last Day for appeal forms to be submitted with documentation|
|Monday 1st May||May Bank Holiday|
|Monday 8th May||Coronation Bank Holiday|
|Friday 19th May||Notification of Date and Time of Appeal Hearings|
|Friday 26th May||Deadline for Appellants to submit any additional evidence|
|Monday 29th May||Spring Bank Holiday|
|29th May – 2nd June||Half Term|
|End of June||Appeal Hearings. Appellants will be allocated a specific time, date and Zoom link for their individual hearings.|
|Within one week of panel decision||Deadline for despatch of outcome letters|