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School Admissions Appeals

If your child is not offered a place at your preferred school, you have a right to appeal against that decision to an Independent Appeals Panel.

Impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on school admission appeals

The government has issued new legislation and regulations around how school admission appeals should be conducted.

In line with continued social distancing measures, the regulations disapply the requirement that appeals panels must be held in person and instead give flexibility for panel hearings to take place either by video conference, telephone or through a paper-based appeal where all parties can make representations in writing.

The regulations also stipulate that appeals cannot be delayed or postponed until they can be heard face-to-face. As a result, St Helens' Independent Appeals Panels Service will be conducting appeals via video conferencing facilities.

Parents who have already submitted an appeal will be contacted with more details by the Clerk to the Independent Appeals Panel.

If you require an appeal form, please email schooladmissions@sthelens.gov.uk or phone 01744 671027.

Year 7 Admission Appeals Timetable

Rainhill High   Monday 15th June, 9.30AM 
Rainford High   Tuesday 16th June, 9.30AM
Cowley International College  Thursday 18th June, 9.30AM and Friday 19th June, 10.00AM
The Sutton Academy   Monday 22nd June, 2.00PM
St Cuthbert's Catholic High                 Tuesday 23rd June, 1.30PM


Reception Year Timetable

Allanson Street Primary/Carr Mill Primary Wednesday 8th July  
Eccleston Lane Ends Primary/Eaves Primary  Thursday 9th July 
Thatto Heath Primary  Friday 10th July 
Rivington Primary/Sherdley Primary  Tuesday 14th July 
St Peter's CE Primary  Thursday 16th July 
Parish CE Primary  Friday 17th July 
Garswood Primary/Ashurst Primary/Oakdene Primary  Tuesday 21st July 


Privacy Notice 

The council has a legal responsibility to protect the data it collects. A copy of the school admissions privacy notice can be downloaded.