The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    Appealing for a Place

    If you are not satisfied with the outcome of your application for a school place, you have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel.  You will have the option to appeal if this school has been unable to offer your child a place.

    An appeal must be made by a parent or person with parental responsibility.

    Sixth Form

    In the case of appeals for a sixth form place a young person may make and represent themselves at an appeal or they may attend with a parent.

    Circumstances when this appeal process does not apply

    1. If your child has been permanently excluded from two or more schools then the right of appeal is suspended for two years.
    2. If your child has a EHCP or statement of Special Educational Needs there is a separate appeal process, please phone the Local Authority Team on 01522 553332.

     

    APPEAL DOCUMENTATION

    If you have made an application for your son to be considered for a place but he has been refused, you may appeal against this decision to an independent panel after a formal refusal through your Home Local Authority has been received.  Please ensure that you lodge the completed appeal paperwork along with any supporting documentation with Mrs Wood at the school address as soon as possible.

    A guide to the appeals process is available to download below or directly from Lincolnshire County Council.

    Appeals are heard in office hours during school term time. Where there are several appeals we will always try to group them together.  In planning appeals we will try to hear them avoiding times when parents tell us they are unavailable, but this is not always possible where there are several appeals.

    It is important to submit your appeal as soon as possible so that it can be heard at the first available opportunity.  It is also in your best interests to do this as decisions are made after each set of appeals and no account will be taken of any appeals not yet heard.  It is therefore possible that if your appeal is not heard until a later date, decisions will already have been made by the Appeal Panel which could have resulted in an increase in the number of pupils attending the school.

     

     

     

    1. Appeals Guide 2017