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Appeals Procedure

Appeals for Year R – Academic Year 2018-2019

If your child is due to start Walderslade Primary in 2018 you can appeal between 16 April and 16 May 2018 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard by 18 July 2018


16th April 2018 - The offer of a place in a school will be given.

16h May 2018 - This is the date by which an appeal for Year R for September 2018 must be handed in if you do not want a place in the school you have been given. Your appeal should state your reasons for this request. Additional information may be submitted later and full information regarding your appeal will be sent to you once the school receives your initial request in writing.


You are asked to note that if the appeal is for Year R, (or any other year in KS1) that the school is bound by infant class legislation. This means that it is against the law to have more than 30 children in any one class. This school has a PAN (Pupil Admission Number) of 30 for Year R and it is likely that all the places will be allocated according to the school’s over-subscription criteria.


In Years 1 and 2 any successful appeals are unlikely in order that the law regarding infant classes is not broken. Consequently, there are only limited conditions under which an appeal may be upheld. Very, very few appeals, if any, are successful for Years 1 and 2 in this school because it cannot break the law and have more than 30 children in any one class. For the last few years no appeals for these two year groups have been successful at this school.

Any appeals for this school for Year R will be held within 40 school days of receiving the appeal documentation but you are advised that there is only a small chance of success.

It is advisable to place your child on the school’s waiting list alongside any appeal request. You are more likely to be given a place from the waiting list than through the appeal process.

Any appeals lodged after 16th May for Reception/‘in-year’ casual admissions should be heard within 40 school days for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeals being lodged.


If you have any queries regarding an appeal, then you are asked to contact the school office.