Appeals – Transfer to Secondary School - Year 7 September 2020
On 2nd March 2020 (National Offer Day) you will receive a communication from your home Local Authority regarding an offer of a Secondary School place. If you have been unsuccessful in being offered a place at Wallington County Grammar School (WCGS), you have the right of appeal if you had made a valid application by;
1. Reaching the WCGS pass mark from the Selective Eligibility Test previously held, and
2. Listing Wallington County Grammar School (WCGS) on your Common Application Form (CAF)
If your son was unsuccessful in reaching the Selective Eligibility Test pass mark for our School but you wish to appeal, then you must list WCGS as a preference on your CAF in order to invoke your right of appeal. For further information, please read the SET FAQs on this website.
Lodging an Appeal
Mid-Term (or in-year) admission appeals & Sixth Form appeals
Provided a valid application to join Wallington County Grammar School has been unsuccessful (ie. where testing has taken place for a mid-term vacancy and your son was not offered a place at our School, or where students have applied for a place in our Sixth Form and have been unsuccesful) parents/carers, and the student themselves if applying for a place in Sixth Form, have the right of appeal.
Please contact the school in writing to request an Appeals Pack. This Appeals Pack will include a covering letter, an Appeals Information sheet and an Appeal Against Admission Form for you to complete and return along with any supporting documents. This is to be returned to the School by the date specified on the covering letter and marked for the attention of the Clerk to the Appeals Panel.
The deadline for receipt of appeals information and supporting documentation will be documented in your covering letter posted with your Appeals Pack.
The date of your Appeal Hearing will be communicated to you by the Clerk to the Appeals Panel.
Any evidence or supporting documentation submitted less than 2 weeks before the appeal hearing, or brought in on the day, may not be considered by the panel.
Your Appeals Hearing will take place no more than 30 schools days after lodging your Mid-Term/Sixth Form Appeal. The outcome of your appeal hearing will be communicated back to you by the Clerk to the Appeals Panel (who is independent from the School).
The decision of the Appeals Panel is final and binding.
For further information regarding Appeals Hearings and the role of the Appeals Panel and the Clerk to the Appeals Panel;
Please click on the link below to read a Department For Education paper (published on 15th March 2019) on the Appeals process and the role of the Appeals Panel and the Clerk to the Appeals Panel.