Chorlton High School has chosen to be part of the Manchester Local Authority Coordinated Admissions Scheme. This means that Manchester Local Authority coordinates all applications for admissions to Chorlton High School.
The 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 2019 on the 1st March 2019, appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals.
b) For late applications, i.e. those applicants whose application was received after the national closing date for secondary applications and who receive an offer of a secondary school place for September 2019, appeals should be heard within 40 school days from the deadline for lodging appeals 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.
School Admission Appeals in Manchester
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,
Telephone: 0161 234 3038
Fax: 0161 274 7017
Timetable for Secondary School Admission Appeals (September 2020 entry)
|2nd March 2020||
National Secondary Offer Date
Offer letters sent to parents who applied on time using Royal Mail by 2nd class post, and by email when parent has applied online and requested notification by email. 1st March 2018 counts as school day one in the timeline.
|27th March 2020||Deadline for parents to lodge an appeal. At least 20 school days from the date of notification that their application was unsuccessful to prepare and lodge their written appeal.|
|30th April 2020||
Secondary Schools Admission Appeals planned to start.
Appellants will receive at least 10 school days notice of their appeal hearing. Appellants will be allowed to submit additional evidence to the Clerk to the Independent Appeal Panel, up to five school days before the appeal.
|25th June 2020||Secondary Schools Admission Appeals planned to end.|
Appeal Timeline for Late and 'In-Year' Applications
|Offer received||Following the receipt of an offer of a school place, parents have the right to appeal for a place at a school where they have been refused a place in writing.|
|Appeal lodged||Upon the receipt of a completed appeal form, the appellant will be sent a letter of acknowledgement within 10 school days.|
|Appeal date assigned||The Clerk to the Independent Appeals Panel will assign the appeal date, which will be within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged. The appellant will be sent a letter confirming this date 10 school days prior to the hearing date.|
|Appeal paperwork dispatched||The Clerk to the Independent Appeals Panel will send the appellant a copy of the appeals statement approximately one week prior to the appeal hearing date.|
|Appeal hearing||The admission appeal will be heard by an Independent Appeals Panel.|
|Decision letter||The Clerk to the Independent Appeals Panel, who clerks the admission appeal, will be responsible for sending a decision letter to parents within 5 school days.|
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 on the downloads box on the right.