Appeals information relating to a refused application

Parents/carers have the right to appeal a refusal to offer your child a place at Livingstone Academy. Parents/carers wishing to appeal against the Academy’s decision should complete an appeal form stating the reason for the appeal based on the published admissions criteria.

For information and guidance regarding appeals, please visit the BCP school appeals website. Alternatively, call the appeals team at BCP on 01202 118911 or email on BCP has also created useful guidance notes and a list of FAQs:

Appeals Guide – KS1

Appeals Guide – KS2/3/4

Appeals FAQs

Please note the time frames below for the appeals process is as follows:

Year Group Offer Date Appeals Lodged By Appeals Hearing Dates
Year 7 1 March 2023 30 March 2023 Between 2 May 2023 and 30 June 2023
Reception 17 April 2023 19 May 2023 Between 20 June 2023 and 30 July 2023



  • Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or
    30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.
  • You will receive at least 10 school days’ notice of your appeal hearing date. School days do not
    include school holidays, inset days, bank holidays or weekends.
  • Appeals are heard during the daytime on weekdays and are not normally heard during school
    holidays. Where there are multiple appeals for places at the same school, the hearings may go
    over a number of days.
  • The school’s case will be made available to parents and Panel members at least 5 school days
    before the start of the appeal hearing.
  • Additional evidence may be submitted up to 5 working days before the hearing.
  • Any additional evidence received after this date might not be considered at the appeal hearing.
  • The Appeal Panel must decide whether it should be considered taking into account its
    significance and the effect of a possible need to adjourn the hearing
  • Following the hearing, decision letters will be sent, where possible, within 5 school days of the
    end of the hearing. During busy periods, such as main entry, full decision letters may take
    longer than this, so the Clerk will send a brief decision summary email in the interim.
  • Appeal hearings for in-year places will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being

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