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.



Proposed In-Year Appeal Hearing Dates – 2020

Tuesday 22nd September

Friday 16th October

Monday 16th November

Monday 7th December


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

Deadline for appeals to be lodged – TBC

Appeals to be heard week commencing – TBC

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