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Appeals for secondary transfer into Year 7 and Reception intake received by the closing date are normally held during May, June and July each year. The proposed appeal timescales for secondary transfer and reception intake for September 2023 will be as follows.


Appeals Timetable for allocation of places for September 2023




Allocation Day – the day emails are sent out informing parents of which school they have been allocated a place.

Weds 1 March 2023

Mon 17 April 2023

Deadline for appeal applications

(at least 20 school days)

Fri 31st March 2023

Fri 19th May2023

Deadline for appeals to be heard (within 40 school days)

By Mon 19th June 23

By Thurs 20th July 23

Appeals will be heard between

May/June 2023

June/July 2023


Appeals lodged after these dates (late applications) should be heard 40 school days from the deadline for lodging appeals, where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged. (Schools Admissions Appeals Code Oct 2022; 2.3a)


Appeals in respect of in-year applications, where possible, will be heard within 30 school days of receipt.  If you decide to request an appeal after 6 June, it may not be possible to offer an appeal date before the end of summer term.  Appeals are not held in the school holidays.  Appellants (the person/s lodging an appeal) will receive notification of the date, time, and venue of their appeal date at least 10 school days before the hearing.


Appellants and the admission authority must provide the clerk, with any relevant and requested documents, within the specified timetable.  The clerk to the panel will send to the panel, the appellants, and the admission authority all the documentary evidence to be considered at the hearing, within a reasonable time before the date of the hearing.


Notification of the panel decision will be provided to the appellants in writing within 5 school days, after the hearing, unless there is good reason.  Decisions of Appeals Panels are final and binding on both the Admission Authority and the school.


DHMAT engage independent external appeal panels and clerks to process their admission appeals.  In line with the Admission Appeals Code, October 2022, appeal panels can be heard virtually, face to face or hybrid (both)


Admissions appeal requests for any DHMAT schools must be in writing, by email, to with Admission appeal referenced in the subject line on the email, or by post to:

Canon Andrew Teale

Admissions Appeal, 

Unit 11, The Business Quarter,

Ludlow Eco Park, Sheet Road,




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