Admissions Appeals


The Kingston Academy admission appeals for September 2024 entry 

Your local authority will tell you which school is offering a place for your child on National Offer Day, Friday 1 March 2024.  

If you wish to appeal against a decision not to offer your child a place at The Kingston Academy, you must lodge your appeal by Friday 19 April 2024 in accordance with the timetable for 2023 admissions appeals below.

 

 

Admissions appeals are made through Surrey Schools Appeals Service, the independent body which organises admissions appeals on behalf of The Kingston Academy. You should contact them either by email: surrey.schoolappeals@surreycc.gov.uk or by telephone: 020 8541 8092. They will provide a link to the online Appeals Form, together with comprehensive guidance notes. 

If you require a hard copy application form, this may be obtained on request from Surrey Schools Appeals Service. Completed appeal forms should be returned directly to the Appeals Service either by email:     surrey.schoolappeals@surreycc.gov.uk or by post:

Surrey School Appeals Service, Surrey County Council, First Floor Dakota, 11 De Havilland Drive, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 0YP

 

The Kingston Academy admission appeals timetable for September 2024 entry


Appeals resulting from year of entry or transfer applications for admission in September 2024 will be heard according to the following timetable:

 

Offer Day

Appeals to be lodged by

Appeals to be heard by

1 March 2024

Friday 19 April 2024

Monday 24 June 2024 (40 School days)

 NB: Appeals will not start being heard until after the closing date has passed.
Appeals lodged after this date will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.

Timetable for notice of hearing and submission of evidence:

At least 10 clear school days in advance of the hearing

Surrey Schools Appeals Service will send you notification of your appeal hearing date. 

At least 7 clear working days in advance of the hearing

Surrey Schools Appeals Service will send you a copy of the school's case.

No later than 5pm on the day preceding three clear working days prior to the appeal hearing date. 

If you wish to submit further evidence which was not included with your initial appeal, you must make sure that it is received by Surrey Schools Appeals Service by this deadline. 

Any additional evidence or information received after this date might not be considered at the appeal hearing. The Appeal Panel would decide whether it should be considered taking into account its significance and the effect of a possible need to adjourn the hearing.


The Kingston Academy Sixth Form admission appeals for 2024 entry


Both students and their parents have a right to appeal a decision not to offer a place in the Sixth Form.


All Sixth form appeals are heard by an independent panel, organised on behalf of the Trust by Surrey Schools Appeals Service.


Appeal forms can be requested by email from the Sixth Form Office:  sixthform@thekingstonacademy.org and must be submitted directly to Surrey Schools Appeals Service.  Completed Appeals Forms must be received by no later than Monday 2 September 2024.


Note that in the case of  appeals where students did not reach the specified entry requirements, the Appeal Panel will not make its own assessment of a student’s ability, but must decide whether the Trust’s decision that the student was not of the required standard was reasonable in light of the information available to it.


Appeals must be heard within 30 school days of confirmation of exam results.

The Kingston Academy in year entry admission appeals


If you wish to appeal against a decision not to offer your child a place at The Kingston Academy you should request an appeal form from Surrey Schools Appeals Service, the independent body which organises admissions appeals on behalf of  The Kingston Academy (either by email: surrey.schoolappeals@surreycc.gov.uk or by telephone: 020 8541 8092). They will also provide comprehensive guidance notes.


Completed appeal forms should be returned directly to the Appeals Service either by email: surrey.schoolappeals@surreycc.gov.uk or by post:
Surrey School Appeals Service, Surrey County Council, First Floor Dakota, 11 De Havilland Drive, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 0YP


Appeals resulting from in year admission applications will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged. All appeals are heard by an independent admission appeal panel in accordance with the School Admission Appeal Code.


Approved KET Board 12 December 2022