Admission Appeals


If it has not been possible to offer your child a place at Cuckoo Hall Academy, you have the legal right to appeal to an independent appeal panel in line with the Department for Education’s School Admissions Appeal Code dated February 2012.

We understand how important making decisions about your child's education and schooling are to you and that it can be an anxious and worrying time for any parent should you choose to engage the appeals process.

Whilst you have a right to appeal against admission decisions, we felt it would be helpful to make it clear that engaging this process does not automatically give your child the right to a place at a particular school or academy and there is no guarantee that your appeal will be successful.

If you are appealing for a place at a particular school, you should also make arrangements for a place at an alternative school in case your appeal is unsuccessful. Accepting a place at another school in the interim does not affect your right to pursue your appeal concerning the place at your preferred academy or school.


Timetable for Appeals

The National Offer Day is Tuesday 18th April 2017. This is the day when decisions on school places are announced.

Deadline for Lodging Appeals:                                                                    Wednesday 18th May 2017

Submission of additional supporting evidence:                                       Monday 22nd May 2017

Letter confirming hearing date and time issued:                                     Wednesday 24th May 2017

Wherever possible, decision letters will be sent to appellants within 5 school days of the hearing.


Appeals Forms and Guidance

The appeal form must be completed and returned to the academy office by Wednesday 18th May 2017.

Ensure you read the Guidance material before completing the form.

Attach any evidence you have at the time but any additional evidence must be received by Monday 22nd May 2017.



- Click here to view Appeals (A Guide for Parents)

- Click here to download an Appeal Form