Information for parents wishing to appeal

Appealing for a place in Year 7 – September 2019

Any student not granted a place who listed us as a preference on their secondary application form may appeal. This applies equally to those successful in their Kent Test and those not. If parents wish to appeal, they should complete an Appeal Form found on the KCC website and send it to us here at the school by Friday 29th March 2019. More information on the appeals process can be found in the linked documents below.

Appeals Information – Year 7 September 2019

Appeals FAQs


Appealing for a place in current Years 7 to 11

Parents will first be required to apply for a place for their child.  In the event that the application is declined, the school will write to the parents informing them of our decision, after which parents have the right to appeal.  In this event, they should write to the Clerk to the Chair of Governors informing us of their intention to appeal, and stating within, the grounds on which their appeal is based.  This will prompt us to arrange an appeal hearing.  Parents upon submitting their appeal will have time to construct their case and to gather evidence.  The appeals panel is a body independent of the school who will consider the evidence presented by the parents before making a decision on whether to direct the school to admit the student.

Further Questions

If you have any queries regarding appeals, please contact Mr I Cook at the school using Additionally, further guidance about the appeals process can be accessed in our FAQ Appeals document found here.