NOTES FOR PARENTS - APPEAL AGAINST ADMISSION DECISION
If your child has been refused a place at the school of your choice or you are unhappy with the school allocated to your child, under the School Standard and Framework Act 1998, you have the right of appeal against the decision to an Independent Appeal Committee, whose members will include people who have an experience in education, and are acquainted with education conditions in Hackney.
After completion of the form overleaf, please send the form, with supporting documents, to Cardinal Pole RC School to arrange an Appeal Hearing. The deadline for returning year 6/7 transfer Appeal Forms is 23rd March 2017.
In the case of Cardinal Pole RC School, the school will administer all appeal arrangements. The deadline for appeal is 28 school days from notification of application.
The decisions of Appeal Committees are binding on Hackney Education or on the Governing Body of Voluntary-Aided Schools
In coming to their decisions, appeal committees have to take into account: -
i) The wishes of the Parent
ii) The arrangements for Admissions published by the Governors, including the number of children to be admitted and the criteria for Admissions.
If you have any professional documentation such as Doctors/Consultants/Social Worker letters to support your reasons for choosing Cardinal Pole Catholic School, you should include these with the form or send them to the school 7 days prior to the Appeal Hearing.