Appeals

Admission Appeals

Right of appeal

If your child has not been successful in gaining admission to their preferred school you have the right of appeal against the decision.  You must have applied, and been refused a place in your chosen year group, before you can appeal.

All appeals are considered by an independent appeal panel. The panel is made up of people who have played no part in the original allocation of places and are independent of the school and the Council. The independent appeal panel’s decision is binding on all parties.

You will normally be given two weeks’ notice of the date, time and venue of the appeal hearing, or if this is not possible due to the time constraints of the appeals, you will be asked to agree to a waiver. All relevant papers will be sent to you 10 school days before the hearing (unless a waiver agreed).

Once the panel has made the decision (or in the case of the main intake, on all the cases for that school/year group) a decision letter confirming the outcome and, in the case of unsuccessful appeals, full details of the reasons for the panel’s decision, will be sent to all appellants within 5 working days of the decision being made.

Main Intake Appeals (Reception and Year 7)

You must complete the appropriate Appeal Form stating the grounds for your appeal. Appeal Forms are available from the School Reception or requested by e-mailing admissions@qegsblackburn.com

Any additional information that you wish to be considered may be attached on a separate sheet. All paperwork should be returned to:

Main Intake Admission Appeals, Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, West Park Road, Blackburn BB2 6DF

If you need advice on completing the appeal form please contact the Place Planning & Admissions Team, telephone (01254) 666605.

Appeals – Primary School Timetable – will be published once received from the Local Authority

Appeals – Secondary School Timetable – will be published once received from the Local Authority

You will receive confirmation of your appeal hearing directly from the Local Authority’s Scrutiny, Elections and School Appeals Officer. The appeals for the Year 7 intake often involve a large number of appeals for individual schools which can last over several days or weeks but the panel cannot make any decisions until they have heard all the appeals for that school/year group.

Please refer to the School’s published Admissions Policy, which you should read and consider before completing your grounds for appeal.

In-Year Appeals

You must complete the appropriate Appeal Form stating the grounds for your appeal. Appeal Forms are available from the School Reception or requested by e-mailing admissions@qegsblackburn.com

Any additional information that you wish to be considered may be attached on a separate sheet. All paperwork should be returned to:

In-Year Admission Appeals, Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, West Park Road, Blackburn BB2 6DF

If you need advice on completing the appeal form please contact the Place Planning & Admissions Team, telephone (01254) 666605.

Appeals are heard on a monthly basis. You will receive confirmation of your appeal hearing directly from the Local Authority’s Scrutiny, Elections and School Appeals.

Please refer to the School’s published Admissions Policy, which you should read and consider before completing your grounds for appeal.

Re-appeals

You may appeal for more than one school, but are only allowed to appeal once for each school in respect of a school year.

Please note that distress caused to a pupil because of not gaining a place at the preferred school will not normally be considered sufficient grounds for granting a re-appeal.

Requests for re-appeals for QEGS are considered by the school and not the Council.

Please e-mail admissions@qegsblackburn.com