Please return completed forms to:
or you can email a scanned copy to our admissions team firstname.lastname@example.org before Wednesday 29 March 2023 for Secondary forms and 17 May 2023 for Primary forms.
We cannot accept photographs of completed appeals forms as the information on the form has to be reproduced.
If you are not a Warrington resident and have been refused a place at a Warrington school, you can request information on how places were allocated. Email the admissions team email@example.com and include your child’s name and date of birth in any request.
Timetable for school appeals
Year 7 admissions September 2023 (Normal rounds) should be appealed by 29 March 2023 and will be heard within forty schools days of receipt. Appeals received after 29 March will also be heard within forty school days of receipt.
Reception class admissions September 2023 (Normal rounds) should be appealed by 17 May 2023 and will be heard within forty schools days of receipt. Appeals received after 17 May will also be heard within forty schools days of receipt.
In year transfer admissions appeals will be heard within thirty school days.
The appeal hearing
You will be contacted ten school days prior to the appeal date to outline the process and the options available, with paperwork being dispatched around five working days in advance of the hearing.
It is expected that all additional evidence in relation to an appeal is submitted five school days before the date of the appeal. This is to try and ensure that all parties have time to consider the additional evidence
The appeals panel will be made up of three to five members who fall into these categories:
- At least one lay member who has no personal experience of management in schools
- At least one member who has personal experience in education
There will also be a clerk to the panel who will advise on any legal issues if necessary and will note the proceedings. The clerk remains with the panel whilst making a decision but has no part in the decision making.
A representative from the council (for all community schools appeals) or the school’s governing body/Academy trust (for all church aided and academy schools appeals) will also be there to state their reasons for refusal.
Infant class size appeals
The Schools Standards and Framework Act 1998 require that from September 2001 no five, six or seven year old in an infant class at a maintained school will be in a class of more than 30 pupils. If your preference for a primary school is refused because the class has reached its statutory limit, you will be given the right of appeal but this category of appeal can only be upheld if an appeal panel is satisfied:-
- that the decision was not one which a reasonable admission authority would make in the circumstances of the case; or
- that the child would have been offered a place if the admission arrangements had been properly implemented.
More information on infant class size appeals: