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Appeals Information

Appeals for South Bromsgrove High Academy Trust

Our appeals are organised by Worcestershire County Admissions Appeals team.

If you wish to appeal for an Academy, Free, Foundation or Voluntary Aided School, then the appeal must be documented, including your full case and sent directly to the Mrs Banner Admissions coordinator email: by  29th May 2020.

If you lodge an appeal, your child’s name is automatically entered onto the waiting list.

It is vitally important that parents document the full reasons why they wish to appeal against the decision, including reasons why they require a place at a particular school and their personal circumstances.  The appeal panels need to understand fully, your personal reasons as it will not be possible to meet the panel and discuss this in person.  Therefore it is really important that you document everything you wish them to consider.  All of the information in relation to the individual cases will be provided to all parties, including the panel, parent and presenting officer from the Local Authority in advance of the hearing date. The Clerk to the panel will arrange, where possible, for you to participate in a questioning of the case session by telephone.  This is not to present the cases, as these will be circulated and read fully prior to the appeal.  The telephone session will give the panel and parent an opportunity to raise questions in relation to the case for the school, and the panel and presenting officer will have the opportunity to raise questions to parents in relation to their individual written submission.  It is also possible for the appeal to be decided on the written information submitted only and in some cases this may be the only way the appeal can be dealt with.

You will be provided with 14 calendar days notice of when your appeal will take place.  Please be aware that given the current situation, it may not be possible to conclude all of the appeal hearings before the start of the autumn term, the regulations come into force on 24 April 2020 and will continue to apply to appeals that are already underway but which have not yet concluded on or before 31 January 2021.  Appeals will be scheduled as soon as it is reasonable to do so.