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Admissions Appeal Timetable

Appeals for normal round of admissions


Date of allocation of places

April 17th 2023

Deadline for lodging appeals and providing evidence to support the appeal (if appropriate)

May 16th  2023

Appeals will be heard

Appeals received by 16th May 2023 will be heard by Monday 17th of  July 2023

Notice of appeal hearing

At least 14 calendar days before the appeal hearing date.

Deadline for governing body to submit evidence for the appeal

At least 14 calendar days before the appeal hearing.

Deadline for sending appeal papers to all parties

No later than 14 calendar days before the appeal hearing.

Deadline for appellant to submit additional evidence

No later than 7 calendar days before the appeal hearing. Information or evidence not submitted by the deadline might not be considered at the appeal.

Late applications for appeals will be heard

At the same time as previously scheduled appeals if possible, or as soon as is reasonably practicable if not.

Decision letters sent to appellant

Normally within 7 calendar days.

In-Year Admissions

An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside of the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places.

An application should be made via the Local Authority by completing the in-year Admissions Application Form which is available by clicking here

As a Catholic School, parents will also need to complete a Supplementary Information Form in addition to the standard application form that is submitted to the Local Authority.  Supplementary Information Forms can be obtained from the school by contacting the school office on 01527 852140 or via email.

Supplementary Information Forms must be returned directly to the school via e-mail: 
 sms-office@sms.magnificat.org.uk or via post:

St Mary's Catholic Primary School
Pool Road
B80 7QU

If a Supplementary Information Form is not submitted directly to the school, this may affect the priority given to the application and could affect the likelihood of your child being offered a place.

The Local Authority will forward your application to the school for consideration by the governors.

Where there are places available but more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the Admission Arrangements for the 2022-23 Academic Year will be applied.

If there are no places available, the Local Authority will notify you of this decision and the child will be added to the waiting list. Please see the admission arrangements for more details regarding waiting lists.

You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible. Applicants must be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of its receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of its receipt.

You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful.   If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact Denise McDonnell (on Tuesdays). You may also wish to discuss in-year applications with the local authority HERE.