Due to COVID-19 restrictions it may not be possible to hold appeal panel hearings in the usual way this year.  The Department for Education has now issued revised guidelines for Admissions Authorities on how appeals should be dealt with.  Appeals will be heard during May/June/July; all appellants will be contacted by the independent appeals clerk to explain the process, which will be the same for all Ark schools.

Ark Network Appeals Timetable

Appeals for children refused a place at a preferred school for admission to Reception/Year 7/Yr 12 in September 2021 will be heard in line with the School Admissions Appeals Code (2012).

Secondary Offer Date: 1st March 2021

Deadline for lodging an appeal: 19th April 2021

On-time appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for submitting appeals. Appeals submitted after this date will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being submitted, whichever is the later date.

Parents/carers will be notified of their appeal date by an external agency engaged by the Ark network.

If you wish to appeal for a place in Year 7/Year 12, please click here for the secondary appeal form.

Please contact the academy if you need a paper form.

Admission officer: Margaret Murphy mmurphy@arkacton.org