Coombe Wood School

Transfer to Secondary School - Year 7 September 2022  

On National Offer Day, 1 March 2022 you will receive a communication from your home Local Authority regarding an offer of a Secondary School place. If you have been unsuccessful in being offered a place at Coombe Wood School, you have the right of appeal. 

Before completing the appeal form, please also ensure that you have received emailed/written notification from the Local Authority that your child has not been offered a place at Coombe Wood School.

To lodge an Appeal please complete the Appeal Against Admissions form and return to the school along with your supporting documentation by 30 April 2022 to allow all Transfer to Secondary Appeals to be heard during the week commencing 20 June 2022. 

In accordance with the School Admissions Code issued by the Department for Education, Coombe Wood School is required to abide by our Admissions Arrangements, which detail the over-subscription criteria used to allocate places.  Whilst you have every right to appeal, please think very carefully about the decision to appeal and the realistic chances of a successful appeal. ALL of our 180 places are allocated according to the determined admissions arrangements;

Coombe Wood School is not permitted to keep back any places for appeals.

 You can download an Appeals form here:

CWS Year 7 Appeals Form

Please send your documentation by email to:

 appealsclerk@cws.foliotrust.uk or you can post to The Clerk to the Appeals Panel, C/O  Coombe Wood School, 30 Melville Avenue, South Croydon CR2 7HY.

Notice of the Appeal Hearing - you will be contacted by the Clerk to the Appeals Panel and given at least 10 days school notice of when your appeal will be heard. These are arranged by the Clerk to the Appeals Panel who is independent of the school, and she will appoint an independent Appeals Panel to hear the appeals.  

Notification of the decision of the appeal hearing, which is final and binding, will be sent in writing by the Clerk of the Appeals Panel within 5 school days of the appeals hearing, wherever possible. 

 

Mid-Term (or in-year) Admission Appeals

In accordance with the School Admissions Code issued by the Department for Education, Coombe Wood School is required to abide by our Admissions Arrangements, which detail the over-subscription criteria used to allocate places.  Whilst you have every right to appeal, please think very carefully about the decision to appeal and the realistic chances of a successful appeal. ALL of our 180 places are allocated according to the determined admissions arrangements.

CWS Mid-Term (or in-year) Appeal Form

Please send your documentation by email to:

 appealsclerk@cws.foliotrust.uk or you can post to The Clerk to the Appeals Panel, C/O  Coombe Wood School, 30 Melville Avenue, South Croydon CR2 7HY.

Notice of the Appeal Hearing - you will be contacted by the Clerk to the Appeals Panel and given at least 10 days school notice of when your appeal will be heard. These are arranged by the Clerk to the Appeals Panel who is independent of the school, and she will appoint an independent Appeals Panel to hear the appeals.  

Your Appeals Hearing will take place no more than 30 schools days after lodging your Mid-Term Appeal. The outcome of your appeal hearing will be communicated back to you by the Clerk to the Appeals Panel (who is independent from the School).

The decision of the Appeals Panel is final and binding on both parties.