Ark Schools Appeals Timetable - September 2023 entry

Appeals for children refused a place at a preferred school for admission to Reception / Year 7 / Year 12 in September 2023 will be heard in line with the School Admissions Appeals Code (2022). 


Ark Network Appeals Timetable

Main Round:

Appeals for children refused admission at a preferred school for entry into Reception, Year 7 or Year 12 in September 2023 will be heard according to the regulations in the School Admission Appeals Code (October 2022).

Offer Dates and Deadlines to Lodge an Appeal for September 2023

  • Secondary Offer Day: 1st March 2023
  • Date to Lodge a Secondary Appeal: 30th March 2023
  • Primary Offer Day: 17th April 2023
  • Date to Lodge a Primary Appeal: 17th May 2023

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 2023.

In Year:

Appeals for children refused admission to year groups other than Reception, Year 7 and Year 12 will be heard within 30 school days of receipt of the appeal. Parents/carers will be notified of their appeal hearing date by an independent appeal panel clerk.


For all year groups, please click here for the appeal form

Before submitting a Primary appeal, please make sure you read this guidance about infant class size appeals.

Please contact the academy if you need a paper form.