Information about school allocated places for September 2017 will be sent out by the local authority on Wednesday 1st March 2017.

If you have not been allocated a place at Bishop Stopford School, you do have the right to appeal against this decision.

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

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

or e-mail

Dates for Appeals 

The deadline for receipt of Notice of Appeal: Tuesday 28th March 2017 (20 working days from notification).

The deadline for submission of additional evidence to the Diocese Office: Friday 28th April 2017.

The dates for appeals - September 2017 intake for Bishop Stopford are as follows:

  • Wednesday 10th May 2017 am - Bishop Stopford School's Case (Stage 1)
  • Wednesday 10th May 2017 pm - Individual appeal cases (Stage 2)

Notification of outcome of appeals will be sent to appellants from the Clerk to the Appeals panel as soon as possible following the final decision. (Normally 7 working days)