Admissions Appeals

Blue Coat School is regularly oversubscribed and as such many parents are not allocated a place.

If you apply for a Year 7 place and are unsuccessful in gaining a place your child’s name will automatically be placed on the waiting list which will remain in operation until the end of the Autumn Term. You must inform the Local Authority by the end of the Autumn Term if you wish your child to remain on the waiting list.

Once your child’s name is on the waiting list you have the right to appeal against the Governors’ decision not to admit your child. If you wish to appeal please contact Mrs Curtis using the information on the Contact Us Page.

Appeals are processed by the Diocesan Board of Education and are completely independent of Blue Coat School.



 In-Year Appeal Hearing Dates

Monday 15th March

Tuesday 27th April

Friday 28th May

Friday 18th June

Monday 12th July

Wednesday 29th September

Monday 18th October

Tuesday 16th November

Wednesday 8th December


Main Round Appeals – Secondary (National Offer Day – on 1st March 2021)

Deadline for appeals to be lodged – 3rd May 2021

Appeals to be heard week commencing – 24th May 2021

Late appeals will be heard within the statutory timescales published in the School Admission Appeals Code