Waiting List & Admissions Appeals

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Waiting List

If your daughter has not been offered a placed at Coloma Convent Girls’ School 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 think about:

  • The published admission criteria and arrangements as set out in the Admission Policy;
  • The reasons for wanting your daughter to attend Coloma;
  • The alternative schools available.

The contact email for appeals is admissions.appeals@coloma.croydon.sch.uk

An appeal form will be sent to you by the Clerk to the Governors. All paperwork must be completed and returned by the date stipulated. The Panel will be given a copy of your original application form and any other paperwork that you have submitted, and you can add to this information on your appeal form, and by attaching documents in support of your case. Any additional paperwork should be provided in advance as it may not be possible for the Panel to consider additional submissions on the day of the hearing.



If your daughter has not been offered a place at Coloma, and Coloma was a higher preference on your application form than the school you have been offered, Croydon Council will ask us to add your daughter’s name to our waiting list.

If this does not apply, please confirm by email if you would like your daughter’s name added to our waiting list. Please provide your daughter’s name, address and date of birth.

Please click below for Admissions Policy for Academic Year 2023-24.


If you wish to appeal against a decision not to offer a place in Year 7 for September, please contact admissions.appeals@coloma.croydon.sch.uk

The timetable for Appeals is:

1st March (evening)  Parents and carers notified of secondary school application outcomes.
From 2nd March  Parents and carers whose applications to Coloma have been unsuccessful, and who would like to be placed on the waiting list and/or to request information on how to appeal, are asked to telephone Coloma at the earliest opportunity on

020 8654 6228 or email admissions.appeals@coloma.croydon.sch.uk

From 2nd March  The admission authority (Coloma governing body) will provide written confirmation of the reason why an application was unsuccessful to parents and carers who wish to appeal (appellants).
28th April  Deadline for appellants to lodge written appeals setting out grounds for appeal.
17th May  Deadline for the admission authority to notify appellants of the appeal hearing date and time.
7th June  Deadline for appellants to submit additional evidence (if applicable).
By the end of June  Appeal hearings. Appellants will be allocated a specific date and time for their individual appeal hearings.
Within 7 calendar days of the individual hearings, wherever possible Deadline for dispatch of decision letters.


Please note:

Bank Holidays:

  • Good Friday – Friday 7th April 2023

  • Easter Monday – Monday 10th April 2023

  • Early May Bank Holiday – Monday 1st May 2023

  • Spring Bank Holiday – Monday 29th May 2023

School Holidays: