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Admission Appeals

Appeals The parent(s)/carer(s) of any child refused a place at All Saints has a right of appeal to an independent Appeals Panel. The panel consists of three people who are independent of the school’s Board of Trustees and the Local Education Authority. The panel will consider the circumstances of the case put before them and the Board of Trustees and parents must abide by the decision it makes. Appeals for All Saints are arranged by the LA Admissions Team on behalf of the Board of Trustees. Further information and appeal forms are available from the Admissions Team.

Reception transition appeals: It is expected that all admission appeals coordinated by the Local Authority will be virtual appeal hearings only, using Microsoft Teams. This process will allow representation from both School and Appellant, to attend the hearing and present their arguments. We will continue to update this message and our process, as per government guidelines.

September entry transition appeals will normally be heard from May through to July on weekdays, during term-time only.

If you lodge your appeal after the appeal submission deadlines below, it might not be possible to hear your appeal until after the start of the new school year in September.

Appeal submission deadlines

15 April 2024 – Secondary transition appeals submission deadline

16 May 2024 – Primary transition appeals submission deadline

In-year appeals: in-year appeals will continue to be heard on a virtual basis, using Microsoft Teams.

Appealing a school place decision in Cambridgeshire

In Cambridgeshire, we administer admissions appeals on behalf of all maintained schools, including academies. All appeals are held in accordance with the Department for Education's School Admissions Code and the School Admissions Appeal Code. The purpose of these codes is to ensure that the admission appeal panel is independent and that appeals are conducted in a fair, transparent and lawful way.