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 timescale for secondary intake and reception intake for September 2019 will be as follows. Please note that different rules may apply to academies, which 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 letters are sent out informing parents of which school they have been allocated a place.

1 March 2019

16 April 2019

Review applicants informed of results

22 March 2019

10 May 2019

Deadline for appeal applications

5 April 2019

4 June 2019

Deadline for appeals to be heard

24 June 2019

17 July 2019

Appeals will be heard between:

May and June 2019

June and July 2019

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. 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 ten 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 six 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 five working days before the hearing.

After the appeal hearing you'll normally be notified of the panel’s decision in writing, within no later than five working days of the hearings being completed. Decisions of appeals panels are final and binding on both the admission authority and the school.

For further information contact the clerk to the Education Appeals Panel: