Admissions Appeals

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

If you 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 at the end of every term if you wish 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.


Main Round Appeals – Secondary 

Proposed In-Year Appeal Hearing Dates – 2019

Monday, 21 January

Wednesday, 27 February

Monday, 18 March

Thursday, 11 April

Friday, 24 May

Friday, 21 June

Monday, 15 July

Monday, 16 September

Thursday, 17 October

Monday, 11 November

Thursday, 12 December


Main Round Appeals – Secondary (National Offer Day – on 1st March 2019)

Deadline for appeals to be lodged – Friday 26th April 2019

Appeals to be heard week commencing 20 May 2019

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