Appeals (Secondary Admission)

Admissions Appeals 2021

Update: May 2021

This provides the Key Dates and other arrangements for hearing appeals for The Leathersellers’ Federation of Schools, including Prendergast Ladywell School, for 2021-22.

Due to the continuing global pandemic, and to minimise transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19), the appeals schedule will adhere to temporary regulatory changes and government guidance. The admission authority and clerk will respond to any new advice and guidance as necessary. In line with temporary regulations, there may be additional flexibility throughout. Appeals will be conducted remotely as virtual hearings or may proceed on the basis of written submissions.

Please check this page for updates.

Appeals arrangements 2021

Under the Schools Standard and Framework Act the Governing Board of the school has to make appeal arrangements for parents/carers who wish to appeal against their child not receiving an offer of admission to the school.

For entry in September 2021, the following are the Key Dates for hearing appeals in the Secondary Transfer round:


Secondary Transfer: Appeals Event

1 March 2021

National Offer Day for a Secondary Transfer place in September 2021

30 March 2021

Deadline for lodging an appeal (secondary)

17 May 2021 (12 noon)

Deadline for submitting additional evidence to the clerk (secondary)

18 June 2021

Appeal hearings for secondary transfer (virtual)

21 June 2021

Deadline for hearing appeals (secondary)

Following decision

Decision letters sent within 7 calendar days of the panel making their decision, in accordance with temporary 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. 
  • As the deadline for receipt of appeals has passed, the appeal form is no longer available for download
  • Special arrangements were in place to download the appeal form during 2020-21, because schools continue to respond to government guidelines to help reduce the further spread of COVID-19 and protect our community. For secondary transfer entry in September 2021, an applicant who was informed by the school that they had the right of appeal was able to download the school's appeal form from this website up to the dealine for receipt of appeals.
  • The person to whom completed appeal forms should be addressed is to The Clerk to the Independent Appeal Panel c/o the school (email 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 within reasonable period from the date of appeal.

For any other appeals, including in-year or ad hoc appeals, please contact Reception or the Office Manager for the relevant appeal form.