Due to the COVID-19 situation it will clearly not be possible to hold 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, it being preferable that appeals are heard before the beginning of the Autumn term. All appellants will therefore be contacted with information about the exact process, which will be the same for all Ark schools. The aim is to complete hearings and for parents to be notified of the outcome of their appeal by 30th June 2020.
Please find our Admissions Policy for the entry year 2019-2020 here.
Please find our Admissions Policy for the entry year 2020-2021 here.
Please find our Admissions Policy for the entry year 2021-2022 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 2020 will be heard in line with the School Admissions Appeals Code (2012).
|Offer date||Deadline for lodging an appeal|
|2 March 2020||20 April 2020|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call reception on 01424 439888.