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Admission Appeals

Priestlands Admission Appeals Timetable for Year 7 in September 2023


National notification date for on-time applicants

  Wednesday 1st March 2023

Date for late applications to be considered (for applications received after 31 October 2022 and before 1 March 2023)

  Wednesday 8th March 2023

Notification date for late applicants (for applications received after 31 October 2022 and before 1 March 2023)

 Thursday 9th March 2023

Deadline date for parents wishing to lodge an appeal (returning completed appeal papers to the County Council)

 Thursday 30th March 2023


Dates for Independent Appeal Hearings to be held

  Tuesday 2nd May - Friday 16th June 2023 (excluding 8th May and half term)

Priestlands Year 7 appeal hearings to be held

  Tuesday 13th June 2023

Decision letters to be sent

  Within 5 school days of hearing


Please note:

  • Appeals lodged after 30th March 2023 will be heard during the above dates, if possible. Where it is not achievable to hold an appeal between the above dates, the hearing will be scheduled within 30 school days (excluding any school holidays) of the appeal being lodged. Appeals lodged on or after 12th June 2023 may not be heard until the autumn term.
  • Appellants will receive at least 10 school days’ notice of the exact date and location of their appeal hearing.
  • Following the lodging of an appeal, additional papers may be submitted to the Appeals Service until 10 school days before the hearing. Evidence submitted after this date will be considered by the panel, but this may lead to an adjournment and significant delays.

Making an appeal

We use Hampshire's Independent Appeals Service to run our appeals.  Therefore, to make an appeal please click here to use their online service.

(You will need to read the information carefully all the way through by scrolling down each page and clicking continue at the bottom of the page.  At the end of the information you will get to the 'Appeal a placement decision' button which will take you to the form you need to complete.