Ark Network Appeals Timetable


Appeals for children refused a place at a preferred school for admission to Year 7 in September 2022 will be heard in line with the School Admissions Appeals Code (2012).






Offer Date


1st March 2022

Deadline for lodging an appeal


31st March 2022

Appeals panel hearings will take place within 40 school days of the deadline for submitting appeals.


Parents/carers will be notified of their appeal date by the independent appeal panel clerk.


Due to COVID-19 restrictions it may not be possible to hold appeal panel hearings in the usual way this year. The Department for Education has now issued revised guidelines for Admissions Authorities on how appeals should be dealt with. Appeals will be heard during May/June/July; all appellants will be contacted by the independent appeals clerk to explain the process, which will be the same for all Ark schools.

If you wish to appeal for a place in Year 7, please click here for the seconday appeal form.



Please contact if you need a paper form.