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Admissions Appeals Information for Parents

Admission Appeals Information for Parents

Information for Parents

If, once you have received notification from the Local Authority, your child has been unsuccessful in obtaining a place at Corby Technical School, you are entitled to appeal that decision.  If you wish to appeal, please contact Cheryl Diprima on 01536 213100 or by email who will forward the relevant appeals documentation to you.  Alternatively, you can download a form which you will find at the bottom of this page.

Please note that the following timetable will apply for the appeals process for Year 7, September 2015 entry, and for all in–year admissions as defined below:

Corby Technical Academy appeals timetable for Applications concerning entry into Year 7 for September 2015:

Monday March 2nd 2015

Offer Day

Friday March 27th 2015

Deadline for Parents to lodge written Appeal with  at Corby Technical Academy

Friday May 8th 2015

Deadline for Parents to be notified of the date and arrangements for the Appeal Hearing

Deadline for the Academy to supply the Clerk of the Independent Appeals Panel with all relevant documentation needed to conduct the Appeals Hearing

Deadline for the Clerk to send Appeal Papers to the Panel and relevant Parties

Friday May 15th 2015

Deadline for any further evidence from the Academy or from Parents that was not sent with the original Appeal, to be submitted to the Clerk of the Independent Appeals Panel

Tentative Dates 2nd or 3rdJune 2015 TBC

Appeal Hearings  at the Holiday Inn, Geddington Road, Corby, Northamptonshire,
NN18 8ET

Friday June 11th 2015
(5 school days after the last appeal)

Deadline for Decision Letters to be sent by the Clerk to Parents

Appeals concerning Late Applications for Year 7

These appeals concern applications for Year 7 submitted to the Local Authority before the first day of the school term of the admission year (Year 7), Tuesday 1st September 2015 where a determination relating to the application is not made by the Local Authority on or before the offer day of March 2nd 2015.  Appeals for late applications will be heard, where possible, within the main appeal hearing Date(s) of 2ndor 3rd June 2015 or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

Appeals for In-Year Applications

These appeals concern applications for a place in Year 7 made after the first day of the School Term for Year 7 in 2015 – Tuesday 1st September 2015.  It also concerns applications for a school place in all other year groups. Appeals for in-year applications will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

Further Appeals

Appellants do not have the right to a second appeal in respect of Corby Technical School for the same academic year unless, in exceptional circumstances, the School has accepted a second application from the appellant because of a significant and material change in the circumstances of the parent, child or school but still refused admission. Appellants may apply for a place in the school in respect of a later academic year and have a further right of appeal if that application is unsuccessful.