Admission Appeals

Manchester City Council’s Independent School Appeals Service manages the appeals process for Chorlton High School through agreement with our Trust Board. The Independent School Appeals Service ensures that all appeals lodged by the appropriate deadline are heard in accordance with the School Admission Appeals Code within the timescales outlined below:

a) For applications made in the normal admission round, i.e. those applicants who receive an offer of a secondary school place for Year 7 for September 2024 on the 1st March 2024, appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals (31st March 2024).

b) For late applications, (i.e. applications received after the closing date and before the first day of term in September, but not made in time to enable an offer or refusal of a place to be made on National Offer Day,) appeals should be heard within 40 school days from the deadline for lodging appeals (31st March 2024) where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

A “school day” is defined as any day in which a school is in session. This means that all weekends, bank holidays and school holidays are not counted when determining the timetables for the appeals process.


If you want to make an admission appeal please complete the online admission appeal form from the Manchester LA Admissions website detailed below. You may also download a paper copy of the Admissions Appeal Form which should be returned to the Independent School Appeals Service at the address below.

Independent School Appeals Service:

PO Box 532, Town Hall, Manchester. M60 2LA.

Telephone: 0161 234 3038
Fax: 0161 274 7017

Complaints about an Academy Independent Admission Appeal panel

If you wish to make a complaint regarding independent Admission Appeal panels then you should do so via the Education Funding Agency (EFA). You can download the Factsheet regarding this process below.

Academy Independent Admission Appeal Panel Complaints Factsheet


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