Wilson's School

The Appeals Process

Right of Appeal

Provided a valid application for a school place has been made, parents have a right to appeal against a decision not to offer their child a place at the school for Year 7. In order to make a valid application to Wilson’s School, parents must:

  • name Wilson’s School on their home Local Authority’s Common Application Form; and
  • ensure their child sits the Wilson’s School second stage Entrance Examination if they are eligible to do so.

In order to allow an appeal, the appeals panel would need to be satisfied that there is evidence to demonstrate that your child is of the required academic standard, and:

  • that the admission arrangements did not comply with admissions law or had not been correctly and impartially applied, and the child would have been offered a place if the arrangements had complied or had been correctly and impartially applied; or
  • that the admission of additional children would not prejudice the provision of efficient education or efficient use of resources.

After hearing both cases (the School’s case and your case), the Panel is then required to carry out a two stage balancing process to decide which case is stronger.

The Appeals Process

If, after National Offer Day on 1 March 2017, you wish to appeal against the decision not to offer your son a place in Year 7 at the School for September 2017, you must lodge an Appeal setting out your reasons for appealing by 4.00pm on Friday 31 March 2017. The Appeal Form and further information for parents are available to download here:

If you have any problems downloading these documents please contact a member of the Admissions Team on 020 8773 2931 or email admissions@wilsonsschool.sutton.sch.uk.

The Appeal Form and any supporting documentary evidence must be posted or hand delivered to the Clerk to the Admissions Appeal Panel, c/o Wilson’s School, Mollison Drive, Wallington, Surrey, SM6 9JW. We cannot accept submission by email.
The following is the timetable for the Appeals Process for entry to Year 7 in September 2017:

Deadline to lodge the Appeal Form and any supporting evidence 
The deadline to lodge an admission appeal is 4.00pm on Friday 31 March 2017.

Deadline to lodge any additional supporting documents 
Appellants are asked to lodge all supporting evidence with their Appeal Form. However, any supplementary information that is not available by the deadline to lodge the Appeal Form must be submitted at least 10 days before the hearing date.

Notice of the appeal hearing date 
The Clerk to the Admission Appeals Panel will write to you giving you the date and time that your appeal hearing will be held.  You will receive at least 10 school days’ notice of the allocated appeal hearing date.

Appeal hearing dates 
Appeals are likely to be heard during May but will be no later than mid-June.

Decision letters 
Letters will be sent within five school days of the hearing wherever possible.