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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  

28 May 2020

Chesterton Community Sports College OAA 3 / 4 June 2020
Endon High School LA 28 May 2020
Erasmus Darwin Academy OAA 19 / 20  May 2020
The Friary School LA 13 / 14  May 2020
JCB Academy OAA 26 / 27 / 28 May 2020
John Taylor Free School OAA

1 / 2 June 2020

King Edward VI, Lichfield LA 12 May 2020
Landau Forte Academy, Amington OAA 21 / 22 May 2020
Moorside High School LA 28 May 2020
Sir Graham Balfour High School OAA 13 May 2020
The Weston Road Academy OAA 18 May 2020
Walton High School OAA


13 May 2020



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

29 to 30 June 2020


East Staffordshire District

22 to 24 June 2020

Lichfield District

18 to 19 June 2020

Newcastle Under Lyme District

17 to 18 June 2020


South Staffordshire District

6 to 9 July 2020


Stafford District

1 to 3 July 2020

Staffordshire Moorlands

25 to 26 June 2020

Tamworth District

10 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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