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Appeals Information

Appealing for a school place

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 complete the appeals form, you can complete the form here. When completing the form you will be asked for your personal details and the details of your child, you will also be asked to supply the name of the school you been allocated.  You will then need to write a summary of the grounds for the appeal. 

When you complete the form please ensure you:

• Complete all sections.
• Ensure the form is submitted before Tuesday 13th April at 5.00pm.

Upon completion you will receive an email that will include a reference that is unique to you, this will be required when submitting any additional information in support of your appeal.  If you need to include additional information please quote your appeal reference number and email to:

Timeline for appeals

Please note that the following timetable will apply for the appeals process for Year 7, September 2021 entry, and for all in–year admissions as defined below.

Corby Technical School appeals timetable for Applications concerning entry into Year 7 for September 2021:

Update regarding Year 7 admission appeals for entry in September 2021. Please note, this information is only for families who had lodged an appeal by the deadline of Tuesday 13th April. No further appeals can be accepted.

In light of the current coronavirus pandemic and the government’s current social distancing measures, Brooke Weston Trust is adapting its admission appeals procedures for September 2021. We will be using postal/electronic mail rather than face to face hearings, which will ensure all appeals are processed in a fair, transparent manner without any undue delay. We are taking this step in accordance with recent guidance issued by the Department for Education.

The Independent Appeal Panel have adjusted their schedule to enable adequate time for each appeal they receive to be considered in detail.

On this page you will find the updated schedule setting out the key deadlines you must adhere to for submission of any further evidence or questions you may have for the panel. To assist you in your appeal we have also produced a set of ‘frequently asked questions’ covering queries you may have regarding the process.

You will be contacted by the Appeal Clerk before your appeal is to be considered. At that point you will receive: a procedural note detailing the precise steps you will need to follow, the key contact information for the Appeal Clerk and a summary of the process that will be followed by the Independent Appeal Panel. 

Please ensure that you look at this website page for any further updates which may be published should government advice or the timetable for appeals need to be amended. If you have any questions, please direct these to

Monday 1st March 2021

Offer Day

Tuesday 13th April 2021, 5.00pm

Deadline for parents/carers to lodge online Appeal (Min 20 days after notification from LA)

Wednesday 12th May 2021

Deadline for parents/carers to be notified of the date and arrangements for the Appeal Hearing

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

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

Wednesday 26th May 2021

Parents/Carers and panel questions to be with Appeal Clerk. Appeal Clerk to circulate to school

Wednesday 16th June 2021

School responses to parents/carers and panel questions to be with Appeal Clerk

Monday 21st June 2021

Final Q&A Papers (parents/carers questions and school responses) with Appeal Panel

Monday 5th - Friday 9th July 2021

Appeal Hearings by Appeal Panel

Friday 16 July 2021

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

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 where a determination relating to the application is not made by the Local Authority on or before the offer day of March 1st 2021.  Appeals for late applications will be heard, where possible, within the main appeal hearing Date(s) of Monday 5th - Friday 9th July 2021 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 2021.  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.