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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
  • 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 2023 Dates
Offer letters posted to parents and carers on National Offer Day by Local Authority 16 April 2024
Deadline for acceptance of the offer by parents and carers 1 May 2024
Deadline for lodging an on-time admission appeal 14 May 2024

Appealing hearing dates

Between 18 June and 30 July 2024
  • appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date
  • you will receive at least 10 school days’ notice of your appeal hearing date, school days do not include school holidays, inset days, bank holidays or weekends
  • appeals are heard during the daytime on weekdays and are not normally heard during school holidays. Where there are multiple appeals 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 5 school days before the start of the appeal hearing
  • additional evidence may be submitted up to 5 working days before the hearing
  • any additional evidence received after this date might not be considered at the appeal hearing. The Appeal Panel must decide whether it should be considered taking into account its significance and the effect of a possible need to adjourn the hearing
  • following the hearing, decision letters will be sent, where possible, within 5 school 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 within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

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

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