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Appeals Process

Admission Appeals

If your son or daughter is unsuccessful in gaining a place at Sir Christopher Hatton, you have a right for your case to be heard by an independent appeals panel at a two stage appeals hearing.  

In order to formally appeal, you will need to send a completed Notice of Appeal which is located in the relevant tabs below. Guidance Notes can also be found with the Notice of Appeal form, however, if you have any queries in relation to this process after reading these, please do not hesitate to contact our admissions team via email: admissions@hattonacademy.org.uk 

In Year Appeals

If you wish to appeal for a place at Sir Christopher Hatton Academy please download and complete a ‘Notice of Appeal’ form. Guidance notes relevant to your appeal are also available for download via the links below. Please read these notes before completing the Appeal Form.

In Year Notice of Appeal
In Year Guidance Notes for Parents

The external Clerk responsible for arranging the appeal will provide the appellant with at least 10 school days' notice of the appeal date(s). This notification will include a deadline for any additional evidence to be submitted before the hearing.

The external Clerk will send the decision letter within five school days of when the decision is made (the only proviso being that this is subject to the number of appeals that are heard).

Please note:
If you have not applied for a place, you must do this first. Please see our admissions page for information on how to apply for a place. You can only appeal for a place in any academic year for a child once.