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Appeals procedure

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Secondary Transfer Appeals (Year 6 into Year 7)
On some occasions, where an application has been unsuccessful, parents/carers may wish to appeal the governors’ decision not to admit them. All appeals will be heard by an Independent Appeal Panel (IAP) of three members, who act independently of the school in making their decisions. An Independent Appeal Clerk will also be present to keep an accurate record of proceedings.

The proceedings of the IAP are held at the school. Parents have the opportunity, if they wish, to question the governors’ representative, usually the Head Teacher, and to put their case to the IAP.

All appellants will receive 10 school days’ notice of their appeal hearing. In each case, once all appeals have been heard, the appeal clerk will issue the decision letters within five school days of the hearing wherever possible.

The Governors may refuse an application for admission to the school if:

  • The child’s admission to the school would be incompatible with the approved admissions arrangements, or
  • The child’s admission would, in the opinion of the Governing Body, prejudice efficient education or the efficient use of resources, or
  • The child has a statement of special educational needs which names a school other than The Latymer School, Edmonton.

In the case of applications for Year 7 Secondary Transfer, unsuccessful applicants should lodge their appeal on National Offers Day. Appellants will then be given at least 20 school days to prepare and lodge their written appeal. These appeals are normally heard during May each year.

Appeals relating to Year 7 Secondary Transfer for admission in September 2021, were heard on 10, 11, 12 and 13 May 2021.

In Year Appeals (Years 7 to 11)
In the case of In Year appeals, once any tests have been sat and results made known to parents, these appeals must be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

Year 12 Appeals (Sixth Form)
Due to GCSE results normally being reported during August each year, Year 12 appeals are usually heard in September.