Information about school allocated places for September 2019 was sent out by the local authority on 1st March 2019.

If a student has not been allocated a place at Bishop Stopford School, parents/guardians do have the right to appeal against this decision. The deadline for lodging an appeal is 4th April 2019 at 9.00am.

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

DEADLINE FOR APPELLANTS TO SUBMIT ADDITIONAL EVIDENCE - 17th May 2019. (Please note that the Panel might not be prepared to accept any additional evidence that is submitted after this date).

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).

The dates for Appeals - September 2019 intake for Bishop Stopford School are as follows:

  • Wednesday 5th June 2019 at 6.00pm - Bishop Stopford School's Case (Stage 1)
  • Week commencing Monday 10th June 2019 - Individual appeal cases (Stage 2)

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 2019