If you have applied for, but been unsuccessful in obtaining, a place for your child at our school, you have the right to appeal. If you have not yet applied for a place, you must do this first. Please see our admissions pages for information on how to apply for a place. You can only appeal for a place in any academic year for a child once.
If you wish to appeal for a place at Caroline Chisholm School, download and complete the ‘Notice of Appeal’ form relevant to your child’s year group. Your form should be returned via the link below. Guidance notes relevant to your appeal are also available below as well as, further information on appeals.
There is no need to contact our school directly to appeal, however, if you require further information, please contact our Admissions Manager.
Notice of appeal form
Please click the link below to obtain the relevant Notice of Appeal form:
NOTE: If appealing for a place for our Sixth Form, there is no requirement for a prior application to Northamptonshire County Council, so you may ignore that section of the form.
Please click the link below to obtain the guidance notes relevant to your appeal:
Returning your form
In-Year appeals (appeals for current year groups)
To submit an In-Year appeal you must have applied for, and been refused, a place for your child in the current academic year. Your appeal will be heard within 30 school days of your Notice of Appeal Form being received. You will receive notice of the date of the appeal hearing at least 10 school days in advance.
Co-ordinated appeals (appeals for year 7 and Reception entry for September)
You must have applied for, and been refused, a place for your child via the relevant co-ordinated scheme. Appeals lodged by the relevant deadline below will be heard on the dates quoted below. You will receive notification of the exact date and time of the appeal hearing at least 10 school days in advance.
Appeals lodged outside the relevant deadline will be heard without delay. If possible, hearings will be with the other appeals or before commencement of the academic year in September. This is however subject to when the Notice of Appeal form is received.
Sixth Form Appeals
Please click here to view our current Sixth Form Admission Appeals Information, including the current process to lodge an appeal. Please note, there is no requirement for a prior application to Northamptonshire County Council, so you may ignore that section of the form.