Transfer to Secondary School Year 7 September 2019

The national date of Transfer to Secondary School offers is 1st March 2019.  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 which will be available below from 28th February 2019.

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

The Clerk to the Appeals Panel will then convene an independent Appeals Panel to hear all appeals and will confirm to appellants their Appeal Hearing date, time and location.

 

Timetable for Appeals for 2019 Entry into Year 7

  • Download the Appeals Pack from the Coombe Wood School website - This will be available from 28th February 2019.
  • 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.  It is imperative that you supply the requested number of copies (5).
  • When will my appeal be heard? - the initial round of appeals (for Transfer to Secondary School) for parents/carers who lodged their appeal by Friday 29th March (20 days after National Offer Day), will have their Appeal Hearing heard by no later than Tuesday 18th June 2019 (which is 40 school days after 29th March 2019).
  • 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 (who is independent from the School).

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