Supporting you with the admissions appeals process
Our comprehensive and independent administration and clerking service will support your school at all stages of an admissions appeal while ensuring that you comply with the latest legislation and statutory guidance. We provide well qualified and experience staff to your school who offer independent advice on procedure.This includes:
1. Administration of Admission Appeals
Receiving requests for appeals, timetabling appeals, arranging venue and refreshments, appointing trained panel members and clerks, liaising with the school/academy, appellants and appeal panel members, obtaining and distributing appeal documentation, notifying school of appeal decisions, collating panel members’ payments and expenses, and providing statistical information.
2. Clerking Appeals
Preparation and reading, answering technical and procedural queries from appellants and the school/academy, attending each appeal to advise on relevant law and procedure and take a note of the evidence, completing decision proformas', and sending decision letters to appellants.
3. Complaints about the Admission Appeal Process/Decision
Preparation and reading, answering technical and procedural queries from the complainant and sending letters of response to the complainant and the school or academy.
4. Statutory Provision
To assist the school/academy in its statutory duty as admission authority to arrange and hold admission appeals for those parents refused admission to the school/academy.
****The services are available free of charge to Maintained Schools and Voluntary Aided Primary Schools. A charge is payable for all Academy Schools, Foundation Schools and Voluntary Aided Secondary Schools.****