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.

Livingstone Academy Bournemouth, Appeals Form

The appeals will be heard, in private, by an independent appeal panel. The Clerk to the Appeal Panel will make an appointment within a reasonable time; the provisional dates have been booked to be during the months of June/July.

Appeals may be made in English or the parents’/carers’ first language. Only one appeal per application is allowed. Appeals are conducted in person, and you may bring a friend.

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.

For information and guidance regarding appeals BCP has 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:

Secondary Appeals Timetable
31 October 2023 CAF forms returned to home Local Authority
1 March 2024 Local Authority informs parents/carers of allocated school
15 March 2024 Deadline for accepting the offer
31 March 2024 Deadline for submitting Appeals form
w.b. 8 July 2024 Appeals heard
Primary Appeals Timetable
15 January 2024 CAF forms returned to home Local Authority
16 April 2024 Local Authority informs parents/carers of allocated school
30 April 2024 Deadline for accepting the offer
16 May 2024 Deadline for submitting Appeals form
w.b. 8 July 2024 Appeals heard

 

GENERAL

  • 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
    lodged.

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