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Appeals

Appeal Dates and Information

If you have not been offered a place at Oasis Academy Shirley Park, the law entitles you to appeal against that decision to an Independent Appeal Panel.  This panel is completely independent of the school and the Local Authority.  The appeals are held at the Academy.

If you wish to appeal, please download an Appeal Form here or telephone 020 8656 0222 and a form will be sent to you.  You should include any evidence or supporting material with your appeal form and you MUST give the grounds for your appeal at the time you lodge your appeal form.  Your appeal form will not be accepted unless you state the grounds for your appeal.  You may appeal for more than one school.

The timetable for appeals is as follows.

Last day for lodging appeal forms for a place in year 7 to start in September 2019

4 pm on Friday 3 May 2019 to guarantee your appeal will be heard in the first tranche of appeals. Appeals lodged later may not be heard until the second tranche which could be in September 2019.  You MUST state the reasons for your appeal and supply any documentary evidence at this stage. Appeal forms and other information may be emailed to [email protected] (preferred method) or posted to Clerk to the Independent Appeal Panel, PO Box 367, Cuffley, Herts, EN6 4XZ.

The stage 1 part of the hearing (with other parents present) will take place at the Academy

Part 2 , the individual private hearings will take place on

Friday 5 July 2019

Invitation letter giving details about your hearing will be sent by the Clerk to the Independent Appeal Panel 

At least 10 school days before the stage 1 hearing

Any additional  or supporting evidence

Friday 28 June 2019.  You are advised that additional paperwork received on the day of the appeal hearing will not be taken into account. Please provide the Clerk with FIVE copies of any additional evidence. All such evidence to be submitted in A4 format and NOT bound, but may be stapled on the top left hand corner.  Paperwork submitted with your appeal form does not need to include five copies.

Letter from the Clerk informing you of the decision of the independent appeal panel

Due to the high number of appeals held at this time, this may not be sent until up to two weeks after the last hearing for the Academy.

Timetable for appeals for mid-term applications is as follows:

Last day for lodging appeal forms following a refusal for a place mid-term

20 school days upon receipt of your letterof refusal. You MUST state the reasons for your appeal and supply documentary evidence at this stage.  Appeal forms and other information may be emailed or posted to Clerk to the Independent Appeal Panel, PO Box 367, Cuffley, Herts, EN6 4XZ.  Appeals are held within 30 school days of the receipt of the appeal form.

Timetable for appeals for the Sixth Form is as follows

Last day for lodging appeals

4pm on Tuesday 27th August 2019 to guarantee your appeal will be heard within the first weeks of September. You MUST state the reasons for your appeal and supply any documentary evidence at this stage.  Appeal forms and other information may be emailed to [email protected]ionappeals.com (preferred method) or posted to Clerk to the Independent Appeal Panel, PO Box 367, Cuffley, Herts, EN6 4XZ.  Please note the timetable is very short to enable those appellants who win appeals to start as early into the school year as possible.

Appeal date

The date will be during the month of September 2019.

To download a copy of the appeals guidance for parents click here

 To download an appeals form click here

Late Appeals

Where an appeal is submitted after the deadline, the appeal may be heard at a later date.