Information for parents wishing to appeal

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.

Covid 19 – Update
We are sending the information appellants provide to the independent appeals‘ administrator who would normally issue parents with a date and time for their appeal.  At present, however, she will not be allocating appeal dates until she has received guidance from the DfE on the way forward.  We will update this page with new information as soon as we get it.

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.