What if I am refused a place for my child?
If you are refused a place for your child, for whatever reason given, you have the right to appeal this decision.  An independent panel will review your application and make a final, legally binding, decision on the matter.

Appeals information and forms can be requested directly from the school by emailing [email protected]

Secondary transfer appears (Year 7 September 2023)
The national offer day is 1st March 2023 and the deadline for lodging appeals is 29th March 2023 (appeals will be heard within 40 school days of this deadline)

Appeal hearings are scheduled throughout May/June. Appeals not received by the deadline may have to be heard in September.

In-Year Admissions appeals:
For in-year admissions into any academic year group, appeals must be heard within 30 school days of being received by the appeals office.

Your appeal form and any additional information will be passed to the Clerk to the Independent Appeals Panel who will then contact you with further information about the appeal.

Please note: Should your address change during the application and appeals process, it is your responsibility to inform Derby City Secondary Admissions ASAP so that the waiting list is accurate and up-to-date. You can only make an appeal application if you have already applied for a place through Derby City Secondary Admissions and received a letter from them stating that your application was declined.

Further Information:
Further information about school appeals can be found on the Derby City Council website through the link below. Please contact the Academy if we can be of further assistance with the appeal process.