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Appeals & In-Year Transfers

Admission appeals for MITRE schools

For applications made for the Academic Year 2023-24

If an application for a school place is refused there is the right to appeal that decision.  All appeals will be heard by an independent panel and will be clerked independently.

Appellants have 20 school days from the date of notification that their application was unsuccessful to prepare and lodge their written appeal.  An appeal form should be obtained from the school, completed and returned to the school to lodge an appeal.

Each appellant has the right to 10 school days’ notice of an appeal hearing, although this can be waived with the agreement of all parties.

For applications made in the normal admissions round, appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals.  For in-year applications, appeals will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

For MITRE schools the following timetable will be adhered to for the normal admissions round 2023-24.

Appeals for Year 7 entry (secondary transfer)
Process Date
National offer day

Wednesday 1 March 2023

Appeals deadline (20 school days after offer day) Wednesday 29 March 2023
Earliest date first appeals can be heard

Friday 28 April 2023

Last date on-time appeals can be heard

Thursday 15 June 2023

Appeals lodged after Wednesday 29 March 2023 40 school days from the date the appeal was lodged

Once an appeal has been lodged with the school the information provided will be sent to the independent clerk who will then proceed with the arrangements for the hearing. The information provided will also be shared with the school and the independent panel.

The admissions appeals code provides a full set of guidance and can be accessed here.

Please direct questions with regard to the appeals process to individual schools.

In Year Transfers

All MITRE schools administer their own in-year admissions by direct application. Please use the form here to make an application and return the form to the school.  The outcome of your application will be sent in writing within 15 school days.

Applications for in-year transfer should be made directly to the academy. If you wish to apply for a place please download the form below. For further information, please contact the academy Admissions Officer on 0115 963 5667. 

For the period from 1 September 2022 up to 31 August 2023, all in year transfer applications will be processed by the academy. 

For the period from 1 September 2023 up to 31 August 2024, all in year transfer applications will be processed by the academy. 

To apply for an in year transfer for your child, please complete the in year transfer application form and return directly to the academy, for the attention of Admissions.  The form can be found at the bottom of the page.

Anyone applying for an in year transfer should also read the relevant Admissions Arrangements.

If you also require a supplementary form to support your application under the ‘Faith’ criteria, the supplementary form can be found here.  This form should also be returned directly to the Academy.

Parents/ carers will be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of receipt by the academy of the application. If the application is unsuccessful, there is a right of appeal.  For in-year applications appeals will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.  To appeal please contact the Admissions Officer at the National Academy, 0115 963 5667 or for further information.

Following updating of the Admissions Code, the In Year transfer form has also been updated.  Updates are in red text.