Ark Schools Appeals Timetable - September 2019 entry

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

Offer Dates and Deadlines to Lodge an Appeal for September 2019

Secondary Offer Day: 1 March 2019

Date to Lodge a Secondary Appeal: 29 March 2019


Primary Offer Day: 16 April 2019

Date to Lodge a Primary Appeal: 20 May 2019


‘On-time’ appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals. Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date. 

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

Parents/carers will be notified of their appeal date by an external agency engaged by the academy.

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.