Policies

  • Please find our Admissions Policy for the entry year 2020-2021 here.
  • Please find our Admissions Policy for the entry year 2021-2022 here.
  • Please find our Admissions Policy for the entry year 2022-2023 here.
  • In-Year application form is available here.

Ark Schools Appeals Timetable

Appeals for children refused a place at a preferred school for admission in September 2021 will be heard in line with the School Admissions Appeals Code (2012).

Offer date Deadline for lodging an appeal
Monday 1st March 2021 Monday 19th April 2021
Due to COVID-19 restrictions it may not be possible to hold appeal panel hearings in the usual way this year. The Department for Education has now issued revised guidelines for Admissions Authorities on how appeals should be dealt with. Appeals will be heard during May/June/July; all appellants will be contacted by the independent appeals clerk to explain the process, which will be the same for all Ark schools.

On-time appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for submitting appeals. Appeals submitted after this date will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being submitted, whichever is the later date.

Parents/carers will be notified of their appeal date by an external agency engaged by the Ark network.

If you wish to appeal for a place, please click here for the secondary appeal form.

Please contact the academy if you need a paper form.


If you have any questions regarding admissions, please contact us at admission@arkalexandra.org or call reception on 01424 439888.