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Appeal hearing dates 2020

We are required by law to publish the dates on which appeals for September 2020 admissions, will be heard. The following dates are intended as a guide only.

Anyone lodging a formal appeal will be given at least 10 school days’ notice of the definite date of their appeal hearing. All communication concerning your appeal will be sent via email. 

High School / AcademyDeadline for appealsProvisional Appeal Date
Blythe Bridge High School OAA 30 March 2020  

1 May 2020

Chesterton Community Sports College OAA 6 / 7 May 2020
Endon High School LA 30 April 2020
Erasmus Darwin Academy OAA 19 / 20 / 21 May 2020
The Friary School LA 13 / 14 / 15 May 2020
JCB Academy OAA 28 / 29 / 30 April 2020
John Taylor Free School OAA

29 / 30 April

1 May

King Edward VI, Lichfield LA 11 / 12 May 2020
Landau Forte Academy, Amington OAA 21 / 22 May 2020
Moorside High School LA 5 / 6 / 7 May 2020
Sir Graham Balfour High School OAA 4 / 5 May 2020
The Weston Road Academy OAA 18 May 2020
Walton High School OAA

13 / 14 May 2020


Primary / Middle School / Academy (listed by district)Deadline for AppealsProvisional Appeal Dates
Cannock Chase District 18 May 2020

22 June 2020 LA

2 July 2020

East Staffordshire District

10 June 2020

19 June 2020 LA

26 June 2020

6 July 2020

Lichfield District

18 June 2020 LA

3 July 2020

Newcastle Under Lyme District

12 June 2020 LA

9 July 2020

South Staffordshire District

11 June 2020 LA

17 June 2020

29 June 2020

30 June 2020

Stafford District

10 June 2020 LA

15 June 2020 LA

29 June 2020

7 July 2020

Staffordshire Moorlands

9 June 2020 LA

18 June 2020

8 July 2020

Tamworth District

23 June 2020

3 July 2020

Please note: individual primary schools will be allocated a specific date for their appeals at the end of May.

Appellants will receive the admission authority’s case at least 7 working days before the appeal hearing date (via email).

Any additional information which the appellant wishes the Panel to consider should be sent to the Clerk by no later than 4 clear working days before the Panel date.  

Please email to schooladmissionappeals@staffordshire.gov.uk

Appellants will be told of the Panel’s decision (via email) by no later than 5 working days after the last appeal has been heard for the school in question.
The appeals process and deadlines are explained in more detail in a Frequently Asked Questions booklet which is forwarded to everyone who submits an appeal.

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