Surrey County Council is the admissions Authority should you wish to submit an appeal regarding admissions please refer to this guidance: Surrey Schools Appeals Procedures
TEMPORARY CHANGES TO HOW SCHOOL ADMISSION APPEALS WILL BE CARRIED OUT DURING COVID 19
The Department for Education is issuing new guidance in relation to school admission appeals which will take effect from 24 April 2020. We are still waiting on further guidance and regulations for more detail but we are working to see how we can implement this once received as quickly, fairly and transparently as possible for everyone. Please note, due to schools being closed at present this may have an impact on appeal dates and processes.
September 2021 Entry
Please note that some of these deadlines and the process for hearing appeals may change depending on the national situation as a result of COVID-19. You will be informed on a case by case basis.
Appeals for September 2021 resulting from year of entry or transfer applications.
Offers made on 16th April 2021
Applicants to have replied either accepting or declining their offer by 30th April 2021
Appeals lodged by 17th May 2021
Appeals to be heard by 19th July 2021 (40 School days)
Appeals will not start being heard until after the relevant closing date has passed. Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.
Appellants will be sent notification of their appeal hearing at least 10 clear school days in advance of the hearing. Appellants will be sent a copy of the school’s case 7 clear working days in advance of the hearing.
Appellants must ensure that any further evidence not included with their initial appeal, is received by 5pm on the day preceding three clear working days prior to the appeal hearing date. Any additional evidence or information received after this date might not be considered at the appeal hearing.
In Year or Immediate Entry Appeals
Appeals resulting from in-year admission applications will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.
The waiting lists for each year group are also held by Surrey County Council. Further details regarding admissions to any Guildford Education Partnership school can be found in the relevant school Admissions policy.