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Appeal timetable for the BCP Council admission authority

We are the admission authority for:

  • Burton CE Primary School
  • Christchurch Infant School
  • Hillbourne Primary School
  • Mudeford Community Infants School
  • Mudeford Junior School
  • Somerford Primary School.

Below is the current appeals timetable for the above schools.

Appeals timetable for schools in the BCP Council admission authority
Primary School Age places - Year R, Year 3 and middle school - September 2022 
Offer letters posted to parents and carers on National Offer Day by Local Authority  19 April 2022
Deadline for acceptance of the offer by parents and carers  3 May 2022 
Deadline for lodging an on-time admission appeal 18 May 2022

Appealing hearing dates 

 Between 20 June and 30 July 2022

Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic, in line with legislation, all appeals lodged before 30 September 2022 are being heard based on written information only.

Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard as soon as reasonably practicable.

You will receive at least 14 calendar days’ notice of your appeal hearing date.

Appeals are normally heard during the daytime on weekdays and are not normally heard during school holidays unless essential to avoid un-necessary delays.

Where there are a number of parents all appealing for places at the same school, the hearings may go over a number of days.

The school’s case will be made available to parents and panel members at least 7 calendar days before the start of the appeal hearing.

The panel will set a  deadline for any additional evidence to be received.

Following the hearing, decision letters will be sent, where possible, within 7 calendar days of the end of the hearing.  During busy periods, such as main entry, full decision letters may take longer than this, so the clerk will send a brief decision summary email in the interim.

Appeal hearings for in-year places will be heard as soon as reasonably practicable, based on written information only.

Make sure you understand how to appeal and what to expect during the hearing process, before you lodge an appeal.