Please Note: Our own In-Year Transfer Applications Forms (ICPF’s) must be used when making an in-year transfer request for a student to attend the academy.
|Admissions Timetable 2021|
|Deadline date for applications for Year places in September 2021||Saturday 31 October 2020|
|National Offers Day||Monday 1 March 2021|
|Deadline for accepting offers and first cut off for appeal forms||Monday 29 March 2021|
|Appeals held by Independent appeal panels||May to July 2021|
|Appeal decision letters to be sent||Within 5 working days from date of hearing wherever possible|
Appeals for a Year 7 Intake Place
If your application for a Year 7 Intake place has been refused by the academy, you have the right to appeal against the decision.
An appeal must be made in writing. An Appeal Form can be collected from the academy’s reception or downloaded from this page.
Please return the completed appeal form to us within 20 school days* of your child having been refused a place at the academy (“the deadline”). Appeals which we receive by the deadline will be heard within 40 school days of us receiving the appeal form. Appeals received after the deadline will be heard whenever practicable.
If parents and carers feel that a change of school/ academy would be in their child’s best interests, they are entitled to apply for a transfer using the In Year Common Preference Form (ICPF) which can be obtained at the top of this page. This form should then be returned to the Academy.
If a child is refused a place at The Ruth Gorse Academy, parents and carers are entitled to appeal that decision.
Appeals for an In-Year Transfer place
If your application for an In-Year Transfer place has been refused by the academy, you have the right to appeal against the decision.
An appeal must be made in writing. Appeal forms can be either collected from the academy’s reception or downloaded from the academy’s website.
Please return the completed appeal form to us within 20 school days* of your child having been refused a place at the academy (“the deadline”). Appeals which we receive by the deadline will be heard within 30 school days of us receiving the appeal form.
If you do not return the completed appeal form to us by the deadline, we will still hear your appeal, but it will be held later in the year.
For both types of appeal the following rules apply:
You will receive at least 10 school days’ notice of the appeal hearing.
The best time to send evidence is with your appeal form. If you are unable to do this, please send all evidence at least 7 school days before the hearing. If evidence is received after this time the Independent Appeals Panel will decide whether this evidence can be heard or not.
The academy will send its evidence to you at least 7 days before the hearing.
Wherever possible a decision letter will be sent out to you within 5 school days of the hearing.
*School days are those days on which students are taught at the academy. They do not include, for example, school holidays or weekends.