If you have not been offered a place at Sacred Heart Catholic School the law entitles you to appeal against that decision to an Independent Appeal Panel.  This panel is completely independent of the school.  The appeals are held in Camberwell.

If you wish to appeal, please contact the school on 020 7274 6844 and an appeal form will be sent to you, or alternatively you can collect an appeal form from the reception at the Sacred Heart School, Camberwell New Road, SE5 0RP. 

You should include any evidence or supporting material with your appeal form and you MUST give the grounds for your appeal at the time you lodge your appeal form.  Your appeal form will not be accepted unless you state the grounds for your appeal.  You may appeal for more than one school.

The timetable for appeals is as follows:-

Last day for lodging appeal forms for a place in Year 7 to start in September 2018

4pm on Friday 23 March 2018.  Any appeal forms received after this date will be considered a late appeal and may not be heard until September 2018.  You MUST state the reasons for your appeal and supply any documentary evidence at this stage.     

Appeals will take place on

 Thursday 19 and Friday 20 April (depending on number of appeals lodged)

Invitation letter giving details about your hearing will be sent by the Clerk to the Independent Appeal Panel 

 At least 10 school days before the hearing

Any additional or supporting evidence

Thursday 12 April 2018 by 2pm.  You are advised that additional paperwork received on the day of the appeal hearing will not be taken into account.

Letter from the Clerk informing you of the decision of the independent appeal panel

By Friday 27 April 2018