Shropshire Council

Appeals timetable

Appeals for secondary transfer into Year 7 and reception intake received by the closing date are normally held during May, June and July each year. The timescales for secondary transfer and reception intake for September 2023 will be as follows.

Please note that different rules may apply to academies, who are their own admission authority.

If in doubt, please contact the academy directly to clarify their admission arrangements.


Secondary schools

Primary schools

Allocation day – the day emails are sent out informing parents of which school they have been allocated a place

1 March 2023

17 April 2023

Review applicants informed of results

17 March 2023

12 May 2023

Deadline for appeal applications

31 March 2023

26 May 2023

Deadline for appeals to be heard

20 June 2023

14 July 2023

Appeals will be heard between:

May and June 2023

June and July 2023

Appeals lodged after these dates (late applications) will generally be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.  Appeals in respect of in-year applications will be heard within 30 school days of receipt.

If you decide to request an appeal after 5 July, it may not be possible to offer an appeal date before the end of the summer term. Appeals are not held in the school holidays.

Appellants (the person/s lodging an appeal) will receive notification of the date, time and venue of the Appeals Panel appointed to hear their appeal at least 10 school days before the hearing.

Appellants and the admission authority must provide the clerk to the appeals panel with any documents they wish to submit to the panel no later than 6 working days before the appeals hearing.

The clerk to the panel will send to the panel, the appellants and the admission authority all the documentary evidence to be considered at the hearing at least 5 working days before the hearing.

After the Appeal Hearing you will normally be notified of the Panel’s decision in writing as soon as possible after the hearing but not later than five school days unless there is good reason. Decisions of Appeals Panels are final and binding on both the Admission Authority and the school.