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Appeals Information

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 the school on 01536 213100 or by email to: appeals@corbytechnicalschool.org 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 2020 entry, and for all in–year admissions as defined below:

Corby Technical School appeals timetable for Applications concerning entry into Year 7 for September 2020:

Update regarding Year 7 admission appeals for entry in September 2020. Please note, this information is only for families who had lodged an appeal by the deadline of Tuesday 14th 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 2020. 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 Sarah Smith (SLSmith@corbytechnicalschool.org).

Monday 2nd March 2020

Offer Day

Tuesday 14th April 2020, 5.00pm

Deadline for parents to lodge written Appeal (Min 20 days after notification from LA)

Wednesday 6th May 2020

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

Monday 1st June 2020

Parent and panel questions to be with Appeal Clerk. Appeal clerk to circulate to school.

Monday 15th June 2020

School responses to parent and panel questions to be with Appeal Clerk

Thursday 18th June 2020

Final Q&A Papers (parent questions and school responses) with Appeal Panel

Monday 29th June – Friday 3rd July 2020

Appeal Hearings by Appeal Panel

Friday 10 July 2020

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), Wednesday 2nd September 2020 where a determination relating to the application is not made by the Local Authority on or before the offer day of March 2nd 2020.  Appeals for late applications will be heard, where possible, within the main appeal hearing Date(s) of Monday 8th - Friday 12th June 2020 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 2020 – Wednesday 2nd September 2020.  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.