01634 710312
Hilltop Road, Rochester ME2 4QN

Admission Appeals

If we do not offer a child a place at this school, it is because to do so would prejudice the education of other children by allowing the numbers of children in the school to increase too much.

If parents wish to appeal against a decision to refuse entry, they can do so by applying to the LA. An independent appeals panel then meets to consider all appeals by parents who have been refused a place at our school and who wish to appeal against this decision. An appeals panel’s decision is binding for all parties concerned. If the appeals panel decides that we should admit a child to our school, then we will accept this and continue to do all we can to provide the best education for all the children at our school.

(Details of appeal Hilltop Primary – Admissions Policy v1. Page 2 of 3 arrangements are set out in the Code of Practice on School Admissions Appeals, which came into force in September 1999.)

If your child is due to start a primary school in September 2018 and you are unsuccessful in securing a place at Hilltop Primary Academy you can appeal between 8th March 2018 -29 March 2018 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard by 15 June 2018.   For applications made in the normal admission round, appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals.  For late applications, appeals should be heard within 40 schools days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 schools days of the appeals being lodged.