Information about school allocated places for September 2018 were sent out by the local authority on 1st March 2018.

If a student has not been allocated a place at Bishop Stopford School, parents/guardians do have the right to appeal against this decision. Dates for appeals are listed below.

In order to appeal for a school place, a request must be put in writing to:

Clerk of the Appeals Panel
Diocesan Board of Education, Bouverie Court, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton, NN4 7YD

or e-mail

The deadline for lodging an appeal was 20th April 2018.

The dates for Appeals - September 2018 intake for Bishop Stopford School are as follows:

  • Monday 4th June 2018 at 6.00pm - Bishop Stopford School's Case (Stage 1)
  • Tuesday 5th June, Wednesday 6th June, Thursday 7th June & Friday 8th June 2018 - Individual appeal cases (Stage 2)

The Clerk responsible for arranging the appeal will provide the appellant with at least 10 school days' notice of their appeal date. This notification will include a deadline for any additional evidence to be submitted before the hearing.

The Clerk will send the decision letter within five school days of when the decision is made (the only provision being that this is subject to the number of appeals that are heard).


Updated May 2018