Appeal for Secondary School Place
You have the right to appeal the decision if we do not offer your child a place at our school.
You can appeal for a secondary school place if:
- You applied for transfer to secondary school for September 2024 and
- Your child was not offered a place at one of your preferred schools on National Offer Day (1st March 2024)
The appeal hearing is an opportunity for:
- The Inspiration Trust (admission authority) to explain why your child was refused a place at the school
- You to explain why you want your child to go to the school
Before you appeal:
You should read advice about school admission appeals for parents and guardians on GOV.UK.
How to appeal:
Download the Admissions Appeal form or contact email@example.com asking for a copy of the form.
You need to complete and return the appeal form to firstname.lastname@example.org OR Inspiration Trust, 28 Bethel Street Norwich, NR2 1NR by 16th April 2024.
Make sure you explain why you’re appealing for a place at the school and include any supporting information.
When the appeal hearing will take place:
Appeal hearings will be organised by the Local Authority on behalf of the Inspiration Trust. You will be invited to an appeal hearing in May or June 2024 (within 40 school days of the closing date for appeals). The hearing will be conducted online using Microsoft Teams, or by phone or using written submissions.
The Local Authority will inform you how and when your appeal will be heard at least 10 school days before the hearing takes place.
Appeals Timetable for Transfer to Secondary School in 2024
|National Offer Day
|1st March 2024
|Appeals closing date
|16th April 2024
Appeal hearings to be held within 40 school days of the closing
date for appeals