logo-education
0370 270 6000

already registered?

Please sign in with your existing account details.

need to register?

Register to access exclusive content, sign up to receive our updates and personalise your experience on brownejacobson.com.

Privacy statement - Terms and conditions

secondary offer day – time to prepare for appeals

3 March 2014
With primary offer day moved to 16 April, the admissions system has to cope only with secondary offers today. This year’s story differs little to the last few years – around 80% of pupils have been placed at their first choice school. For the rest, it’s a case of accepting the place offered or appeal. As the system allows an automatic right of appeal at no cost for all parents regardless of merit or chances of success, there is no disincentive to appealing. So admission authorities, schools and academies best prepare for a high number of appeals as usual and for the costs associated with them. On the plus side - for academies at least – the EFA allows academies to reclaim costs associated with appeals. Academies have to cover the cost of the first 20 appeals, but after that, they can reclaim £180 per appeal.

related opinions

Levelling Up – What now for education policy?

Following the Conservatives’ election victory in December the new government will be able to implement their election manifesto in full.

View blog

Multi Skilled Visit: what is the impact of it being a right under the new Electronic Communications Code?

A Multi Skilled Visit (MSV) is when a survey is carried out on behalf of operators for the purpose of seeing whether a new site is suitable for the installation and operation of electronic communications equipment.

View blog

UK universities receive fire and safety complaints

Statistics released by Eaton indicate that 1 in 4 Universities have received complaints about fire safety issues or building evacuation procedures from students, staff or members of the public in the last 5 years.

View blog

High Court issues injunction to LGBT teaching protestors

The High Court yesterday handed down its judgement in relation to an application for an injunction by Birmingham City Council, preventing protests in the vicinity outside of the Anderton Park School.

View blog

mailing list sign up



Select which mailings you would like to receive from us.

Sign up