Appeals

If you have not been offered a place at The Petchey Academy, the law entitles you to appeal against that decision to an independent Appeal Panel.  This panel is completely independent of the school and the Local Authority, appeal hearings will take place in Hackney.

The arrangements for appeals will be in line with the Code of Practice on School Admission Appeals, published by the Department for Children Schools and Families as it applies to Foundation and Voluntary Aided schools. The determination of the appeal panel will be made in accordance with the Code of Practice on School Admission Appeals and it is binding on all parties.

Appeal timetable for September 2019 intake

If you wish to appeal, please download an Appeal Form HERE. Please do NOT use ANY other appeal form or send your form to your local authority. It is suggested that you download the explanatory leaflet about appeals which you should read before you complete the appeal form.  The appeal form is in Word format.  The panel would prefer the form to be typed, but handwritten forms are acceptable. In black ink.  Please ensure that the clerk can read your details including telephone numbers and e mail addresses. ‘Signatures’ may be typed.

You should include any evidence or supporting material with your appeal form and you MUST give the grounds for your appeal at the time you lodge your appeal form. Your appeal form will not be accepted unless you state the grounds for your appeal. You may appeal for more than one school.

Last day for lodging appeal forms for a place in Year 7 to start in September 2020

4pm on Tuesday 31 March 2020 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard in the first tranche of appeals.  Appeals lodged later may not be heard until the second tranche which could be in September 2020.   You MUST state the reasons for your appeal and supply any documentary evidence at this stage. Appeal forms and other information may be emailed to

clerk@educationappeals.com (preferred method) or posted to Clerk to the Independent Appeal Panel, PO Box 367, Cuffley, Herts, EN6 4XZ.
The stage 1 part of the hearing (with other parents present) will take place at the school Monday 22 June 2020 and Tuesday 23 June 2020
Part 2, the individual private hearings will take place on Monday 22 June 2020 and Tuesday 23 June 2020
Invitation letter giving details about your hearing will be sent by the Clerk to the Independent Appeal Panel At least 10 school days before the stage 1 hearing.
Any additional  supporting evidence Monday 15 June 2020. You are advised that additional paperwork received on the day of the appeal hearing will not be taken into account. Please provide the Clerk with FIVE copies of any additional evidence. All such evidence to be submitted in A4 format and NOT bound, but may be stapled on the top left hand corner.  Paperwork submitted with your appeal form does not need to include 5 copies.
Letter from the Clerk informing you of the decision of the independent appeal panel Due to the high number of appeals held at this time, this may not be sent until up to 2 weeks after the last hearing for the school.

Appeal timetable for mid-year applications

If you wish to appeal refusal of a mid-year academy place, you must do so within 20 school days following receipt of your letter of refusal. 

You MUST state the reasons for your appeal and supply documentary evidence at this stage.

Appeal forms and other information may be emailed or posted to Clerk to the Independent Appeal Panel, clerk@educationappeals.com (preferred method) or posted to Clerk to the Independent Appeal Panel, PO Box 367, Cuffley, Herts, EN6 4XZ.

Parents attending appeal hearings are advised to read the booklet by clicking the link below.

http://www.educationappeals.com/appealinfo/

Appeal timetable for Sixth Form 2020

If you wish to appeal refusal of a place in our Sixth From, you must do so by

4pm on Thursday  27 August 2020 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard within the first weeks of September. You MUST state the reasons for your appeal and supply any documentary evidence at this stage. Appeal forms and other information may be emailed to clerk@educationappeals.com (preferred method) or posted to Clerk to the Independent Appeal Panel, PO Box 367, Cuffley, Herts, EN6 4XZ.  

Please note the timetable is very short to enable those appellants who win appeals to start as early into the school year as possible.

For further information please call 020 7275 1581 to speak with our Admissions Officer.