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COVID19 APPEALS UPDATE - APRIL 2020

The Department for Education has produced further guidance regarding school admission appeals during the current Coronavirus situation.  

The main changes are:

  • disapply the requirement that appeals panels must be held in person and instead give flexibility for panel hearings to take place either in person, by telephone, video conference or through a paper-based appeal where all parties can make representations in writing;
  • relax the rules with regard to what happens if one of the 3 panel members withdraws (temporarily or permanently) to make it permissible for the panel to continue with and conclude the appeal as a panel of 2;
  • amend the deadlines relating to appeals for the time that the new regulations are in force.

 

In response to this schools will need to:

 

  • work closely with their appointed Clerk to establish how the appeals will be heard in order to ensure that they continue to be fair and held in line with the requirements of the School Admission Appeals Code;
  • Continue to book three appeal panel members in line with the requirements of the Code;
  • Ensure that the appeals timetable on the school’s website is amended if necessary to ensure that parents have at least 28 calendar days from the date that they were notified that their child’s application was unsuccessful to submit an appeal and that parents are given 14 calendar days notice of the date of their appeal hearing (parents can still waive their right to the 14 days notice if they wish).

Timelines:

 

Below are the timelines for both In-Year Admissions (2019-2020) and Rising Five Admissions for September 2020:

Appeals for admissions  
Deadline for lodging appeals and providing evidence to support the appeal (if appropriate) At least 20 school days from the date of notification that the application was unsuccessful  (Amended to 28 days due to COVID19)
Appeals will be heard Within 30 school days of deadline for appeals
Notice of appeal hearing At least 10 school daysÂ’ notice  (14 calendar days) 
Deadline for Local Academy Committee to submit evidence for the appeal At least 10 school days before the appeal hearing
Deadline for sending appeal papers to all parties No later than 10 school days before the appeal hearing
Deadline for appellant to submit additional evidence Five school days before the appeal hearing. Information or evidence not submitted by the deadline might not be considered at the appeal
Late applications for appeals will be heard At the same time as previously scheduled appeals or within 30 school days of appeal being lodged
Decision letters sent to appellant Normally within five school days
Timetable for September 2020  
Primary round of admissions  
Date of allocation of places Thursday 16th April 2020
  Letters will be sent second class or email sent out
Deadline for lodging appeals and providing evidence to support the appeal (if appropriate) Thursday 14th May 2020
Appeals will be heard by Wednesday 17th June 2020
  Thursday 18th June 2020
  Royal Court Hotel, Coventry
Notice of appeal hearing At least ten school days notice
Deadline for Academy Committee to submit evidence for the appeal Wednesday 3rd June 2020
  (if posting allow time to arrive by this date)
Deadline for sending appeal papers to all parties No later than 10 school days before the appeal hearing
Deadline for appellant to submit additional evidence Five school days before the appeal hearing. Information or evidence not submitted by the deadline might not be considered at the appeal
Late applications for appeals will be heard by At the same time as previously scheduled appeals or within 30 school days of appeal being lodged
Decision letters sent to appellant Normally with five days
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

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