Appeals (Secondary Admission)

Admission Appeals 2024

This provides the Key Dates and other arrangements for hearing appeals for The Leathersellers’ Federation of Schools, including Prendergast Ladywell School, for  2024-25 and in-year or ad hoc appeals during the current academic year.

The deadline for lodging a secondary transfer appeal to this school is 15 April 2024.

Appeals arrangements are set out in accordance with the Schools Admission Appeals Code (2021). Appeals will be conducted remotely as virtual hearings. If an appellant does not have online access, alternative arrangements may be discussed with the clerk. The admission authority and clerk will respond to any further advice and guidance as necessary. 

Appeals arrangements 2024

Under the School Standards & Framework Act 1998, the Academy Trust of Academy Schools has to make appeal arrangements for parents/carers who wish to appeal a decision not to offer a child a place at the school.

For secondary transfer entry into Year 7 in September 2024, the following are the Key Dates for hearing appeals in the Secondary Transfer round:

Date Secondary Transfer: Appeals Event
1 March 2024 National Offer Day for a secondary transfer place in September 2024
15 April 2024 Deadline for lodging an appeal to this school
To be notified by clerk Deadline for submitting additional evidence for secondary appeals (the clerk will notify appellants of the date and time)
To be notified by clerk Appeal hearings for secondary appeals (the clerk will notify appellants of the date and time)
18 June 2024 Deadline for hearing appeals (secondary)
Following decision Decision letters sent within 7 calendar days of panel making their decision, in accordance with regulations

This provides you with further information about the process for hearing appeals:

  • The person from whom appeal forms are available is the Office Manager – Admissions. 
  • Appeal form (secondary transfer appeal form will be available for download during appeals round)
  • An applicant who has been informed by the school that they have the right of appeal may download the school's appeal form from this website at the above link (available online until the deadline for lodging an appeal).
  • The person to whom completed appeal forms should be addressed is to The Clerk to the Independent Appeal Panel c/o the school (email subject or envelope to be clearly marked APPEALS).
  • Appellants will receive reasonable notice of their appeal hearing and other deadlines, such as deadlines for submitting additional evidence.
  • Decision letters will be sent in accordance with regulations.

In-year or ad hoc appeals

For any other appeals, including in-year or ad hoc appeals in the current academic year or requests for a late appeal to be considered, please contact Reception or the Office Manager for the relevant appeal form.

This provides you with further information about in-year appeals:

  • Deadline for lodging an in-year appeal to this school is 20 school days from the date of notification that an application was unsuccessful.
  • Please request an appeal form from the school.
  • The person to whom completed appeal forms should be addressed is to The Clerk to the Independent Appeal Panel c/o the school (email subject or envelope to be clearly marked APPEALS).
  • Appeal hearings for in-year admissions will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.
  • Appellants will receive reasonable notice of their appeal hearing and other deadlines.
  • Decision letters will be sent in accordance with regulations.