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St Francis Catholic Primary School, Morley

Together in truth and faith we learn and grow as God's family.

Highcliffe Road, Leeds,
West Yorkshire LS27 9LX

0113 323 0554

office@stfrancismorley.org.uk

Appeals

Admission Appeal Timetable 2020

 

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) will impact upon the timescales involved in hearing school admission appeals.

School admission appeals guidance can be found here: 

 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/admission-appeals-for-school-places/coronavirus-covid-19-school-admission-appeals

Appeals For Admission in September 2020

  1. The deadline for lodging appeals is Monday 18 May 2020. Appeals submitted after this deadline may take place after appeals submitted on time have been heard.
  2. Parents will be given at least 14 days written notice of an appeal hearing. Arrangements for appeal hearings have been revised and will be heard as soon as is reasonably practical.
  3. The clerk will advise on the arrangements for the hearing and the deadline for submitting any further evidence.
  4. Decision letters will be sent to parents within 7 days following the Appeal hearing.
  5. If a late application for a school place was made, the deadline for lodging an appeal is 28 days from the date of notification of refusal of a school place. The appeal hearing will take place as soon as is reasonably practical.

 

In Year Applications

  1. The deadline for lodging an appeal is 28 days from the date of notification of refusal of a school place.
  2. Parents will be given at least 14 days written notice of an appeal hearing. Arrangements for appeal hearings have been revised and will be heard as soon as is reasonably practical.
  3. The clerk will advise on the arrangements for the hearing and the deadline for submitting any further evidence.
  4. Decision letters will be sent to parents within 7 days following the Appeal hearing.

 

 If the Governors have not been able to meet your preference for a place at this school, you can appeal against the decision to an independent appeals panel.

You will need to put your appeal in writing and send this to:

 Leeds City Council

PO Box 837

Admissions

LEEDS

LS1 9PZ

or by email at education.appeals@leeds.gov.uk

Click here for the appeal form: Class Size Admission appeal form for Leeds schools.pdf

Admission Appeal Timetable 

Normal Round

1. Parents have 20 school days to lodge an appeal from date of notification that their application was unsuccessful.

2. The Appeal must be heard within 40 school days of deadline for lodging an Appeal i.e. within 60 school days from date of notification of unsuccessful application.

3. Papers and details such as date, time and venue will be sent to parents at least 10 school days before the Appeal hearing.

4. Parent can send further evidence to the Clerk to the Appeals Panel before the Appeal takes place but no later than 5 school days before.

5. Decision letters will be sent to parents within 5 school days following the Appeal.

 

Late Applications

1. As above where possible or within 30 school days if the application is later than the timeline above allows. Papers and details such as date, time and venue will be sent to parents at least 10 school days before the Appeal hearing.

2. Parent can send further evidence to the Clerk to the Appeals Panel before the Appeal takes place but no later than 5 school days before.

3. Decision letters will be sent to parents within 5 school days following the Appeal.

 

In Year Applications

1. Appeals will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged by the parent.

2. Papers and details such as date, time and venue will be sent to parents at least 10 school days before the Appeal hearing.

3. Parent can send further evidence to the Clerk to the Appeals Panel before the Appeal takes place but no later than 5 school days before.

4. Decision letters will be sent to parents within 5 school days following the Appeal.

 

Appeals submitted after the above deadlines will still be heard as soon as possible but not necessarily within the above timescales.