Admissions Appeals

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 here. Further information on appeals is below. There is no need to contact our school directly to appeal, if you require further information, please contact our Admissions Officer.

Please click the link below to obtain the relevant Notice of Appeal form:

Appeal form for years R, 1 & 2

Appeal form for all other year groups

Please click the link below to obtain the guidance notes relevant to your appeal:

Guidance Notes for ICS (Years R, 1 & 2) appeals

Additional Information for ICS (Years R, 1 & 2) appeals

Guidance Notes for appeals for other year groups

Guidance notes for transition (September entry into Reception or Year 7) appeals

RETURN YOUR FORM

Please click here to return your form to our appeals service

In-Year appeals (appeals for current year groups)

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. 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.

Co-ordinated appeals deadlines:

Year 7 entry 2019:
Appeals lodged by 9.00am on 4th April 2019 will be heard during the week commencing 20th May 2019.
You will receive notice of your appeal date during the week commencing 29th April 2019.
Additional evidence in support of appeals must be submitted by 9.00am 10th May 2019. Please note, the Panel may not be prepared to consider evidence submitted after this date.

Reception entry 2019:
Appeals lodged by 9.00am on 22nd May 2019 will be heard between 20th June and 25th June 2019.
Notices of the appeal date will be issued on 4th June 2019.
Additional evidence in support of appeals must be submitted by 9.00am 7th June 2019. Please note, the Panel may not be prepared to consider evidence submitted after this date.

Decision letters notifying the outcome of appeals are issued within 5 school days of when decisions are made (subject to reasonable timescales relating to the number of appeals heard).

Sixth Form Appeals

Please click here for information on Conditional offers and appeals for Sixth Form.