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Despite the current uncertainty as a result of the impact of the outbreak of Coronavirus, please ensure that you lodge your Notice of Appeal by the deadline date of 2nd April 2020

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

In order to appeal for a school place, you must complete the Notice of Appeal form (please see downloads). Please read the Intake Appeals – Parents Guidance notes before completing.

This completed form can then be submitted as per below:

Clerk of the Appeals Panel
Diocesan Board of Education, Bouverie Court, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton, NN4 7YD
or e-mail the Diocese here

The deadline for lodging an appeal is 2nd April 2020 at 4:00pm.

DEADLINE FOR APPELLANTS TO SUBMIT ADDITIONAL EVIDENCE – Friday 15th May 2020. (Please note that the Panel might not be prepared to accept any additional evidence that is submitted after this date)

The proposed dates for Appeals - September 2020 intake for Bishop Stopford School are as to take place week commencing 1st June 2020:

  • Bishop Stopford School's Case (Stage 1)
  • 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)

APPEALS LODGED AFTER THE DEADLINE - Will be heard without delay and if at all possible before the commencement of the September Year 7 term, although that will be subject to when the appeal is made. 

Updated March 2020