Appealing for a place in Year 7 – September 2020
Parents whose child was not offered a place and who named the school as a preference on their secondary school application form are entitled to appeal. Gravesend Grammar school appeals take place in June. Parents wishing to appeal should submit an Appeal Form to the Clerk to the Governors at the school address. The appeals clerk will write to parents with a date for their appeal and will provide information to help parents prepare for the hearing. Information regarding the appeals process can be found in our Appeals FAQ document below.
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.
If you have any queries regarding appeals, please contact Mr I Cook at the school using email@example.com. Additionally, further guidance about the appeals process can be accessed in our FAQ Appeals document found here.