Ensuring appeals are handled independently and effectively
Parents/carers or guardians have a legal right to appeal against decisions to refuse a school place for their children. The process for dealing with these appeals is defined in statute and set out in the School Admission Appeals Code and the School Admissions Code.
As an own Admission Authority school you will have all of the duties of an admission authority and will therefore be responsible for arranging appeals as required by the Codes and your funding agreement with the DfE.
It is possible for you to buy this service from the Admissions and Transport Team at Derbyshire County Council. We are offering the opportunity to purchase a professional, high quality, value for money Admission Appeals Service that will provide the confidence that admission appeals are conducted in full compliance with relevant legislation and requirements.