Admissions Appeals: Sep-2020

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If your child has been refused a place at this school, their name will have been added to a Continued Interest List (waiting list). This list will be held until 31 December 2020.

If you have been unsuccessful in gaining a Year 7 place at Magna Academy for September 2020 for your child, and would like to appeal the decision, please download and complete the Appeals Form 2020, which you will find listed in the left-hand column of this page. Please send your completed appeal forms to:

Zoe Williams, Magna Academy, Ashdown Close, Poole, BH17 8RE
Should you wish to contact the BCP Council regarding appeals, you can do so by visiting this page on the BCP website.
Late appeals and in-year appeals will be heard in line with the deadlines set out in the School Admission Appeals Code.

Appeals Timetable for Year 7 Secondary School places
(September 2020)

02 March 2020
Offer letters posted to parents/carers onNational Offer Day by Local Authority
16 March 2020
Deadline for acceptance of offer by parent/carer
01 April 2020 Deadline for lodging an on-time admission appeal
Between 1 May and 18 June 2020
Appeal Hearing Dates (excluding 26-29 May 2019)
  • Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.
  • You will receive at least 10 school days’ notice of your appeal hearing date. School days do not include school holidays, inset days, bank holidays or weekends.
  • Appeal are normally heard during the daytime on weekdays and are not normally heard in school holidays. Where there are a number of parents all appealing for places at the same school, the hearings may go over a number of days.
  • The school’s case will be dispatched to parents and Panel members at least 5 working days before the start of the appeal hearing.
  • Additional evidence may be submitted by parents up to 5 working days before the hearing.
  • Any additional evidence received after this date might not be considered at the appeal hearing The Appeal Panel will decide whether it should be considered taking into account its significance and the effect of a possible need to adjourn the hearing
  • Following the hearing, decision letters will be sent, where possible, within five school days of the end of the hearing.
  • Appeal hearings for in-year places will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.