School Admission Appeals Timetable 2017

For September 2017 entry (primary and secondary)

Appeals resulting from the year of entry for admission in September 2017 will be heard according to the following timetable:-


  Offer Date Appeals lodged by Appeals heard by
Secondary 1 March 2017 31 March 2017 20 June 2017
Primary 18 April 2017 17 May 2017 19 July 2017

Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

All appellants will be sent notification of their appeal hearing at least 10 clear school days in advance of the hearing.

All appellants will be sent a copy of the school’s case a reasonable time before the date of the hearing.

If any appellant wishes to submit additional evidence which was not included with their initial appeal, they must make sure that it is received within a reasonable time prior to the hearing date (normally five working days).  Any additional evidence or information received too late may not be able to be considered at the appeal hearing.  The appeal panel must decide whether it should be considered taking into account its significance and the effect of a possible need to adjourn the hearing.

In-year appeals
Appeals resulting from in-year admission applications will be heard on a date to be arranged within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged with the Authority.