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Appeals

Appeal Dates & Information

If you have not been offered a place at Langley Academy, the law entitles you to appeal against that decision to an Independent Appeal Panel. This panel is completely independent of the school and the Local Authority. Due to the current pandemic, all appeals are heard online, but this has the advantage that your appeal can be heard from your home or place of work.

If you wish to appeal, please use this link to complete your appeal online. Please do NOT use ANY other appeal form or send your form to your local authority. It is suggested that you download the explanatory booklet about appeals which you should read before you complete the appeal form.

ADMISSION APPEAL ADVICE BOOKLET You should include any evidence or supporting material with your appeal form and you MUST give the grounds for your appeal at the time you lodge your appeal form. Your appeal form will not be accepted unless you state the grounds for your appeal. You may appeal for more than one school.

Please note that the online form will ask you to download two utility bills dated in the last THREE months.  If you do not have access to a scanner, please take two photographs with a mobile phone and upload the photographic files.

Full details about the hearing will be sent to you with your invitation to the hearing.

If you wish to contact the clerk – email: clerk@educationappeals.com

The timetable for appeals is as follows: -

Last day for lodging
appeal forms for a
place in year 7 to start
in September 2022
4pm on Wednesday 30 March 2022 to guarantee that your
appeal will be heard in the first tranche of appeals.  Appeals
lodged later may not be heard until the second tranche which
could be in September 2022. You MUST state the reasons for
your appeal and supply any documentary evidence at this stage.
The stage 1 part of the
hearing (with other
parents present) will
take place on

Thursday 12 May 2022

Part 2, the individual
private hearings will
take place on

Monday 16 – Friday 20 May 2022

(depending on the number of appeals)
Invitation letter giving
details about your
hearing will be sent
by the Clerk to the
Independent Appeal
Panel
At least 10 school days before the stage 1 hearing.
Any additional
supporting evidence
Thursday 5 May 2022. You are advised that additional paperwork
received on the day of the appeal hearing will not be taken into
account. Please provide the Clerk with FIVE copies of any
additional evidence. All such evidence to be submitted in A4
format and NOT bound, but may be stapled on the top left
hand corner.  Paperwork submitted with your appeal
form does not need to include 5 copies.  These
should be sent to PO BOX 367, Cuffley, Herts, EN6 4XZ.
Letter from the Clerk informing you
of the decision of the
independent appeal panel
Due to the high number of appeals held at this time, this may not
be sent until up to 2 weeks after the last hearing for the school.

Timetable for appeals for mid-term applications is as follows:

Last day for lodging
appeal forms
following a refusal for a
place an ‘in year’ or
‘mid-term’.
You must lodge the appeal form within 20 school days
upon receipt of your letter of refusal. You MUST state
the reasons for your appeal and supply documentary
evidence at this stage. Appeals are held within 30 school
days of receipt of the appeal form.  The letter informing
you of the decision is usually sent 5 school days after your hearing.

Timetable for appeals for the 6th form is as follows

Last day for
Lodging appeals
4pm on Wednesday 31 August 2022 to guarantee
that your appeal will be heard within the first weeks
of September. You MUST state the reasons for your
appeal on the online form and supply any documentary
evidence at this stage e.g. a copy of your result sheet.
Please note the timetable is very short to enable those
appellants who win appeals to start as early into the
school year as possible. Click here for the 6th form appeal form
Appeal date The date will be during the month of September 2022.


Number of applicants for year 7 September 2020: 626
The Langley Academy PAN number 180 students

  • Results of 2020/2021 appeals for Year 7
  • Number of appeals heard by the Panel: 88
  • Number of successful appeals: 4
  • Number of appeals refused: 84

Number of applicants for year 7 September 2021: 656
The Langley Academy PAN number 180 students