Important Notices

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:

  • Coloma Governing Body’s published admission criteria and arrangements set out in the 2022 Admission Policy;
  • The reasons for wanting your daughter to attend Coloma;
  • The alternative schools available.

The contact email for appeals is

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 2022-23.


If you wish to appeal against a decision not to offer a place in Year 7 for September 2022, please contact

The timetable for Appeals is:

Tuesday 1st March 2022 (evening)  Parents and carers notified of secondary school application outcomes.
From Wednesday 2nd March 2022 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

From Wednesday 2nd March 2022 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).
Thursday 28th April 2022 Deadline for appellants to lodge written appeals setting out grounds for appeal.
Tuesday 17th May 2022 Deadline for the admission authority to notify appellants of the appeal hearing date and time.
Tuesday 7th June 2022 Deadline for appellants to submit additional evidence (if applicable).
By the end of June 2022 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:

  • Friday 15th April 2022 – Good Friday
  • Monday 18th April 2022 – Easter Monday
  • Monday 2nd May 2022 – May Bank Holiday
  • Thursday 2nd June 2022 – Spring Bank Holiday
  • Friday 3rd June 2022 – Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday

School Holidays: 

  • Saturday 2nd April 2022 – Monday 18th April 2022 (inclusive)
  • Monday 30th May 2022 – Friday 3rd June 2022 (inclusive)