Admissions

Documents

Resource Download
Admissions Policy 2018/19 Download File
Post 16 Admissions Policy 2018/19 Download File
Minsthorpe Brochure 2016 Download File

Secondary School Places

Date Event
4th September 2017 Applications for secondary school places open online*
31st October 2017 Closing date for applications
1st March 2018 Offer and refusal notification. Updated online, letters sent also

Primary School Places

Date Event
1st November 2017 Applications for primary school places open online*
16th January 2018 Closing date for applications
16th April 2018 Offer and refusal notification. Updated online, letters sent also.

* Parents are now encouraged to apply online and receive updates on offers, etc. via this method. The LA will continue to issue letters regarding applications and offer/refusal.

Appeals

Date Event
16th April 2018 Primary National Offer Date
1st March 2018 Secondary National Offer Date

Currently awaiting confirmation of dates from the LA.

Important Information

  • Parents are requested to complete and return their appeal form within 20 school days. It is preferable that all supporting evidence is submitted at the same time as the appeal form. However, if this is not possible, additional information will be accepted up to three working days before the appeal hearing. It is possible that any information submitted after this time will not be considered by the Independent Appeal Panel.
  • All parents will be given the full 20 school days to submit their appeal. No appeals will be heard until the deadline for submitting appeal forms has passed.
  • If you submit your Appeal form after this deadline, your appeal may not be heard with all the other appeals being heard for that school.
  • Parents will be sent a letter informing them of the date and time of the appeal hearing. At least 10 school days notice of the hearing date will be given.

Admission Authority’s case

The Admission Authority is required to produce documentation explaining the reasons why the school place has been refused. This will be sent to parents at least five working days before the appeal hearing.

Notification of the Appeal Panel’s decision

The Appeal Panel’s decision is communicated to you in writing. This is normally within five working days of the appeal hearing.

Appeals for mid-year transfers

Parents are requested to complete and return their Appeal form within 20 school days from the date of notification that their application was unsuccessful.

It is preferable that all supporting evidence is submitted at the same time as the Appeal form. However, if this is not possible, additional information will be accepted up to three working days before the appeal hearing. It is possible that any information submitted after this time will not be considered by the Independent Appeal Panel.

Appeals will usually be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged. Parents will be sent a letter informing them of the date and time of the appeal hearing. At least 10 school days notice of the hearing date will be given. The Admission Authority is required to produce documentation explaining the reasons why the school place has been refused. This will be sent to parents at least five working days before the appeal hearing. The Appeal Panel’s decision is communicated to parents in writing. This is normally within five working days of the appeal hearing.