Appeals Information

If you have been refused a place at John Taylor High School, you have the right to appeal against the decision.   Please note: John Taylor High School use an independent provider who organises the appeal hearing.

For applications made in the normal year 6 transition admissions round, please review the details below which outline the timescales and process involved. The deadline for lodging an appeal for a Y7 admission for September 2024 is 4pm on 29th March 2024.

Your appeal will be heard by a panel of three persons independent to the school. This is arranged through an external, independent, company. Any letters, forms or other evidence that has been received from you is the evidence in support of your case and is passed to the independent clerk and members of the Appeal Panel. 

Process for appeals for Y7 Admissions:

  • Please download the Admission Appeals Form by clicking on the button below:

    Admission Appeals form

  • and return to the 'Admissions Officer' via email: [email protected]
  • or via post to: John Taylor High School, Dunstall Road,Barton under Needwood, Staffordshire, DE13 8AZ
  • The deadline for lodging an appeal is 4pm on 29th March 2024.
  • Appeals will be held in person where possible or video conference via Microsoft Teams (or a hybrid of both) in line with the School Admission Appeals Code 2022.

Timescales for appeals for Y7 Admissions:

  • Once an on time appeal is received, your appeal will be heard within 40 school days, no later than 10th June 2024. Appeals lodged after the deadline will be heard on the same date/s or 30 school days of being lodged - whichever is the later date.
  • You (the appellant) will be given 14 calendar days' notice of the appeal hearing date/location and the independent clerk will provide full details of the appeals process.
  • Where a video conference is taking place, the clerk will contact you via your email address with an invitation link to your allotted hearing date.
  • You can expect to receive a decision letter within 7 calendar days, via the clerk.

For late applications or in-year applications, appeals must be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

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