School admissions appeals

The Independent School Appeals Panel of Slough Borough Council hears appeals for the following schools:

  • Baylis Court School
  • Beechwood Secondary School
  • Slough & Eton CE Business and Enterprise College
  • Wexham Secondary School
  • Cippenham Infants School
  • Cippenham Primary School 
  • Claycots Primary School
  • Colnbrook CE Primary School
  • Foxborough Primary School
  • Godolphin Infant School
  • Godolphin Junior School
  • Marish Primary School
  • Montem Primary School
  • Parlaunt Park Primary School
  • Penn Wood Primary School
  • St Mary’s C of E School
  • Western House School
  • Wexham Court Primary
  • Willow Primary School

If the school you wish to appeal for is not listed, please contact the school directly for details of their appeals procedure. We also have a factsheet which provides further information on appeals for secondary transfer.

Timescales for appeals 2014 Appeals for Co-ordinated Secondary School admissions

Appeals should be submitted by 5pm on Monday 31 March 2014 and must clearly state the reasons for appeal. Appeals will be heard within 40 school days of 1 April 2014. (Appeals submitted after the 31 March deadline for lodging appeals may not be heard with ‘on time appeals’ but will be heard as soon as possible).

Appeals for Co-ordinated Reception admissions

Appeals should be submitted by 5pm on Tuesday 20 May 2014 and must clearly state the reasons for appeal. Appeals will be heard within 40 school days of 20 May 2014. (Appeals submitted after the 20 May deadline for lodging appeals may not be heard with ‘on time appeals’ but will be heard as soon as possible).

Notification of hearing date and decision

Appellants will be sent written notification of the appeal date at least 10 school days before the appeal hearing date unless the appellant has agreed that the notice period can be reduced.

Appeal papers will be sent to appellants, the Panel and admission authority at least 7 working days before the appeal date.

Any further evidence/information that the appellant wishes to submit should be received by the clerk 3 days before the hearing. Documents submitted after this date may not be considered by the Panel.

The decision of the Panel will be sent within 5 school days but where there are multiple appeals for one school this may be extended.

In-Year appeals (appeals outside the co-ordinated admission round)

Appeals lodged outside the normal admission round will be heard within 30 school days, following the receipt of the appeal form.

Appellants will be sent written notification of the appeal date at least 10 school days before the appeal hearing date unless the appellant has agreed that the notice period can be reduced.

Appeal papers will be sent to appellants, the Panel and admission authority at least 7 working days in advance of the hearing date. Decision letters will be sent within 5 school days of the hearing.

Submitting your appeal

To submit an appeal, you must complete an appeal form with the following important information:

  • the school you wish your child to attend
  • the grounds for your appeal.

Before you complete the form and for more information on the admission appeals process, please read the School Admission Appeals guide:

You can also obtain a copy of the appeal form from Democratic Services on 01753 875015 or the School Admissions team on 01753 875728 (Wednesday and Friday only from 1pm to 4.30pm).

Once complete, this should be returned to the clerk:

Clerk to the Appeals Panel
Democratic Services
St Martins Place
51 Bath Road
Slough, SL1 3UF
Phone: 01753 875015
Email: teresa.clark@slough.gov.uk

The clerk will then contact you within a week to confirm receipt of your form.

For enquiries on school places please contact the School Admissions team.