School Admission Appeals Timetable 2021

Please note that the timetable below relates to the Council’s Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools only. Academies and Voluntary Aided schools may follow this timetable but you will need to check this with the appropriate School/Academy.

For September 2021 entry (Primary and Secondary)


Appeals resulting from the year of entry for admission in September 2021 will be heard according to the following timetable:-

  Offer date Appeals lodged by Appeals heard by
Secondary 1 March 2021 30 March 2021 18 June 2021
Primary 16 April 2021 18 May 2021 19 July 2021

Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

All appellants will be sent notification of their appeal hearing at least 10 clear school days in advance of the hearing.
All appellants will be sent a copy of the school’s case a reasonable time before the date of the hearing.
If any appellant wishes to submit additional evidence which was not included with their initial appeal, they must make sure that it is received within a reasonable time prior to the hearing date (normally three working days). Any additional evidence or information received too late may not be able to 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.

In-year appeals 

Appeals resulting from in-year admission applications will be heard on a date to be arranged within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged with the Authority.