If it has not been possible to offer a place at the school, you have the right to appeal to an independent panel. You must request the appeal form directly from the school office and then send the completed notice of appeal form to the chair of governors (Mrs Catherine Ellwood) at the school address. All appeals must be in writing. The notice of appeal can only be lodged after the written confirmation of the refusal to the school and should be received by the school within 30 days for first entry admissions and 14 days for admissions outside of the normal annual process.
Any appeal lodged will be acknowledged and an appeal hearing will be arranged by the clerk of the appeal committee and you will have at least 14 days notice in writing before your hearing. At least seven days before the appeal you will be sent a written statement summarising the reasons for the decision to refuse admission, the application of the admissions policy and a copy of everything you have sent to support your appeal. You are entitled to attend the appeal hearing and may be accompanied by a friend or be represented at the discretion of the appeals committee.