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Admission Appeals

Reception Appeals

Key stage 1 appeals

The law states that infant classes must be limited to a maximum of 30 children which has an impact on how an appeal is considered. An appeal for a reception place can only be upheld in very limited circumstances.

There are 3 circumstances which an appeal panel can uphold an appeal for a school; if an appeal does not satisfy any of these conditions then it cannot be upheld.

These conditions are:

  • the child would have been offered a place if the admission arrangements had been properly implemented
  • the child would have been offered a place if the arrangements had not been contrary to mandatory provisions in the school admissions code and the School Standards and Framework Act 1998, and/or
  • the decision to refuse admission was not one which a reasonable admission authority would have made in the circumstances of the case; unreasonable in this sense means irrational - a decision which was 'perverse in the light of the admissions arrangements'

Deadlines for completing online appeal forms

Appeals for Croydon community primary schools and the non-community schools/academies listed below must be completed online. Visit Croydon Website here for more information


Appeals Timetable in accordance with the School Admissions Appeal Code 2012


Community Primary admission appeals to be heard between 8 June 2020 and 21 July 2020


a) Deadline for Lodging Appeals: 19 May 2020. Appeal forms received within the deadline (19 May 2020) will be heard between 8 June 2020 and 21 July 2020. (i.e. within 40 school days of the deadline)


b) Appellants will receive at least 10 school days’ notice of their appeal hearing date.


c) Appellants must submit their additional evidence and the admission authority to submit their evidence at least 12 school days prior to the hearing date.


d) Wherever possible decision letters will be sent to appellants within 5 school days oft he hearing, or, where multiple appeals for a school are heard on more than one day within 5 school days of the last hearing day for that school.


Notice date: 15 January 2020

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