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Appeal Dates & Information


If you have not been offered a place at Ashmole Primary School, the law entitles you to appeal against that decision to an Independent Appeal Panel. This panel is completely independent of the school and the Local Authority. The appeals are held at a local independent venue.

If you wish to appeal, please download an Appeal Form from the school’s website. Please do NOT use ANY other appeal form or send your form to your local authority. It is suggested that you download the explanatory leaflet about appeals which you should read before you complete the appeal form.  The appeal form is in Word format.  The panel would prefer the form to be typed, but handwritten forms are acceptable. In black ink.  Please ensure that the clerk can read your details including telephone numbers and e mail addresses. ‘Signatures’ may be typed.

You should include any evidence or supporting material with your appeal form and you MUST give the grounds for your appeal at the time you lodge your appeal form. Your appeal form will not be accepted unless you state the grounds for your appeal. You may appeal for more than one school.

The timetable for appeals is as follows:

Last day for lodging appeal forms for a place in RECEPTION to start in September 2020

4 pm on.  Monday 18 May 2020  You MUST state the reasons for your appeal and supply any documentary evidence at this stage.  You are advised to complete your appeal form as early as possible and not leave it until the last few days.

The appeals will take place on

Friday 19 June 2020 depending on the number of appeals for the secondary school.

Invitation letter giving details about your hearing will be sent by the Clerk to the Independent Appeal Panel

At least 10 school days before the stage 1 hearing

Any additional  or supporting evidence

Friday 12 June 2020.  You are advised that additional paperwork received on the day of the appeal hearing will not be taken into account.   Please provide the Clerk with FIVE copies of any additional evidence.  All such evidence to be submitted in A4 format and NOT bound, but may be stapled on the top left hand corner.

Letter from the Clerk informing you of the decision of the independent appeal panel

Due to the high number of appeals held at this time, this may not be sent until up to 2 weeks after the last hearing for the primary school.

In year appeals

These appeals are heard within 30 school days of the appeal form being lodged with the Clerk.  Unless you waive this right, you will be given 10 school days’ notice of the hearing.  Additional evidence must be sent to the Clerk to the panel not later than 5 working days before the hearing. Decision letters are dispatched 5 working days after the hearing.


All paperwork should be sent to:  Clerk to the Admissions Appeal Panel, c/o Ashmole Academy Trust, Cecil Road, Southgate, London N14 5RJ  or emailed (preferred method)  to