Appeal Process

Parents attending appeal hearings for Year 7, Mid Term or Sixth Form are advised to read the booklet 'Working your way through the maze of school admission appeals' by clicking the link below:

www.rebrand.ly/myappealbook

Appeal Dates & Information

If you have not been offered a place at Clapton Girls’ Academy, the law entitles you to appeal against that decision to an Independent Appeal Panel. This panel is completely independent of the school and the Local Authority. The appeals are held at the school.   

If you wish to appeal, please use this link to complete your appeal online. Please do NOT use ANY other appeal form or send your form to your local authority. It is suggested that you download the explanatory booklet about appeals which you should read before you complete the appeal form. Booklet Link  

You should include any evidence or supporting material with your appeal form and you MUST give the grounds for your appeal at the time you lodge your appeal form. Your appeal form will not be accepted unless you state the grounds for your appeal. You may appeal for more than one school.

Please note that the online form will ask you to download two utility bills dated in the last THREE months.  If you do not have access to a scanner, please take two photographs with a mobile phone and upload the photographic files.

Depending on the situation at the time, your appeal could be heard online instead of a face to face meeting at the school.  Full details will be sent to you with your invitation to the hearing.

If you wish to contact the clerk – email :  clerk@educationappeals.com

Clapton Girls' Academy Secondary Transfer Statement 2020-2021

Admissions Policy 2020-21

More details from the Learning Trust about In Year appeals

 

The timetable for Year 7 appeals is as follows:

Action

Date

Last day for lodging appeal forms for a place in Year 7 to start in September 2021:

4pm on Tuesday 30 March 2021 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard in the first tranche of appeals.  Appeals lodged later may not be heard until the second tranche which could be in September 2021.   You MUST state the reasons for your appeal and supply any documentary evidence at this stage. 

The stage 1 part of the hearing (with other parents present) will take place on  

Friday 7 May 2021

Part 2, the individual private hearings will take place on

Friday 7 May and Monday 10 May 2021

Invitation letter giving details about your hearing will be sent by the Clerk to the Independent Appeal Panel

At least 10 school days before the stage 1 hearing.

Any additional supporting evidence:

Friday 30 April 2021. You are advised that additional paperwork received on the day of the appeal hearing will not be taken into account. Please provide the Clerk with FIVE copies of any additional evidence. All such evidence to be submitted in A4 format and NOT bound, but may be stapled on the top left hand corner.  Paperwork submitted with your appeal form does not need to include 5 copies. These should be sent to PO BOX 367, Cuffley, Herts, EN6 4XZ

Letter from the Clerk informing you of the decision of the Independent Appeal Panel

Due to the high number of appeals held at this time, this may not be sent until up to 2 weeks after the last hearing for the school.

The timetable for In Year appeals is as follows:

Last day for lodging appeal forms following a refusal for a place mid-term.

20 school days upon receipt of your letter of refusal.  You MUST state the reasons for your appeal and supply documentary evidence at this stage. 

The timetable for Sixth Form appeals is as follows:

Last day for lodging appeals 

4pm on Wednesday 2 September 2021 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard within the first weeks of September. You MUST state the reasons for your appeal on the online form and supply any documentary evidence at this stage e.g. a copy of your result sheet.

Please note the timetable is very short to enable those appellants who win appeals to start as early into the school year as possible.

Click here for the 6th form appeal form

Appeal date

The date will be during the month of September 2021.