Ark Schools Appeals Timetable - September 2022 entry

Appeals for children refused a place at a preferred school for admission to Reception / Year 7 / Year 12 in September 2022 will be heard in line with the School Admissions Appeals Code (2012). 


Ark Network Appeals Timetable

Appeals for children refused admission at a preferred school for entry into Reception, Year 7 or Year 12 in September 2022 will be heard according to the regulations in the School Admission Appeals Code (2012).

Offer Dates and Deadlines to Lodge an Appeal for September 2022

  • Secondary Offer Day: 1st March 2022
  • Date to Lodge a Secondary Appeal: 31st March 2022
  • Primary Offer Day: 19th April 2022
  • Date to Lodge a Primary Appeal: 18th May 2022

Appeal panel hearings will take place within 40 school days of the deadline date for submitting an appeal.

The independent appeal panel clerk will notify parents/carers of the date of their appeal; appeal hearings will take place during May/June/July 2022.

If you wish to appeal for a place in Reception, Year 7 or Year 12, please click on the link below for the appeal form

Before submitting a Primary appeal, please make sure you read this Guidance on Infant class size appeals.pdf

Please contact the academy if you need a paper form.


Mid-year appeals must be heard within 30 school days of receipt of the appeal. Please click here to lodge an appeal.

Any additional evidence parents/carers wish to submit in support of their appeal must be sent to the external agency at least 5 working days before the hearing. Any evidence not submitted by this deadline might not be considered by the independent appeal panel.