Transfer to Secondary School Year 7 September 2018

The national date of Transfer to Secondary School offers is 1 March 2018.  If your child has not been offered a place at Coombe Wood School, parents/carers have the statutory right of appeal.

To appeal you must download the Appeals Pack on the link below (this can only be done from National Offer Day on 1st March 2018) when you know you have been unsuccessful in being offered a place at Coombe Wood School.

An Appeal Pack consists of and Appeals Information Sheet and an Appeal Against Admission Form for you to complete and return.

The completed form and any supporting documents MUST be returned to The Clerk to the Appeals Panel, Coombe Wood School, c/o Folio Education Trust, Park Hill Junior School, Stanhope Road, CR0 5NS by no later than Thursday, 29 March 2018 at midday.  We request that you return five copies of the completed form along with five copies of any supporting documents.

The Clerk to the Appeals Panel will then convene an independent Appeals Panel to hear all appeals.

As stated on the Appeal Against Admission Form, any additional evidence or supporting documentation submitted less than 2 weeks before the appeal hearing, or brought in on the day, may not be considered by the panel.

The deadline for lodging appeals for Year 7 entry in 2018 for the initial round of appeals hearings has now passed.  However, you have a statutory right to appeal if your child was refused a place at our school.  You may exercise this right at any time during the academic year but if you do not do so before the initial appeals deadline of 20 school days from National Offer Day on 1st March, then your appeal will be held separately from our initial appeals panel hearings.

Timetable for Appeals for 2018 Entry into Year 7

  • Download the Appeals Pack from the Coombe Wood School website - pack link below.  This can be done from 1 March 2018.
  • Return your completed Appeal Against Admission Form and copies of any supporting documentation - five copies of the Appeal Form and five copies of any supporting documentation are to be returned to The Clerk to the Appeals Panel who is independent from the school, and he/she will appoint an independent Appeals Panel to hear the formal appeals.
  • When will my appeal be heard? - Your appeal will be heard between Mid-May and June 2018 (no more than 40 school days after the deadline to lodge all appeals) and definitely no later than 18 June 2018.  You will be informed of your appeal hearing date in writing.
  • Notification of the decision - This will be within 5 school days of the appeals hearing wherever possible and you will be informed of the outcome of your appeal by the Clerk to the Appeals Panel.

Transfer to Secondary Schools Appeal Pack

Mid-Term Applications 2018-19

Parents/carers have a statutory right of appeal if a place cannot be offered.

Timetable for Appeals for Mid-Term Applications

  • Download the Appeals Pack from the Coombe Wood School website - pack link below
  • Return your completed Appeal Against Admission Form and copies of any supporting documentation - appeals must be lodged within 20 school days of the receipt of your letter of refusal.  Five copies of the Appeal form and five copies of any supporting documentation are to be returned to The Clerk to the Appeals Panel, Coombe Wood School, c/o Folio Education Trust, Park Hill Junior School, Stanhope Road, CR0 5NS.
  • Notice to Appellant of Appeal Hearing - you will be contacted by the Clerk to the Appeals Panel and given at least 10 school days' notice of when your appeal will be heard.  Appeal hearings are arranged by the Clerk to the Appeals Panel who is independent from the School, and he/she will appoint an independent appeals panel to hear the formal appeals.
  • When will my appeal by heard?  Appeals must be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged
  • Notification of the decision - This will be within 5 school days of the appeals hearing wherever possible and you will be informed of the outcome of your appeal by the Clerk to the Appeals Panel.

Mid-Term Applications Appeals Pack