SWRA Admission Appeals: How to Appeal
Appeal a school place decision – How to appeal – Lincolnshire County Council

In accordance with the School Admission Appeals Code, the Governing Body (as the admission authority for Sir William Robertson Academy) must set a timetable for organising and hearing admission appeals. The timetable shown above will apply to appeals for admission to Sir William Robertson Academy.

Appeals in respect of late applications will generally be heard within 40 school days of the appeal being received by school. Appeals in respect of in-year applications will be heard within 30 school days of receipt.

Appellants (the person(s) lodging an appeal) will receive a letter notifying them of the date, time and venue of the the appeals panel appointed to hear their appeal at least 10 school days before the hearing.

Appellants and the admission authority must provide the clerk to the appeals panel with any documents they wish to submit to the panel no later than 6 working days before the hearing.

The clerk to the panel will send to the panel, the appellants and the admission authority all the documentary evidence to be considered at the hearing at least 5 working days before the hearing.

The clerk to the panel will send a letter to appellants and the admission authority notifying them of the Panel’s decision and the reasons for the decision within 5 working days of the hearing wherever possible.

Additional information for Sixth Form admission applications:

  1. i) where the offer of a place would have been conditional upon exam results, appeals must be heard within 30 school days of confirmation of those results
  2. ii) where the offer of a place would not have been conditional upon exam results, appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals

For further information please contact:

The Clerk to the Governors
Sir William Robertson Academy
Main Road
Welbourn
Lincoln
LN5 0PA

or email: admissions@swracademy.org

Further guidance can be found at:

School admissions appeals code – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Changes to the admission appeals regulations during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)