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DFE Schools Admission Appeal Code 2012: Section 2: Appeal Hearings
2.1 Admission authorities must set a timetable for organising and hearing appeals that:
a) includes a deadline for lodging appeals which allows appellants at least 20 school days from the date of notification that their application was unsuccessful to prepare and lodge their written appeal;
b) ensures that appellants receive at least 10 school days’ notice of their appeal hearing;
c) includes reasonable deadlines for appellants to submit additional evidence, for admission authorities to submit their evidence, and for the clerk to send appeal papers to the panel and parties;
d) ensures that decision letters are sent within five school days of the hearing wherever possible.
2.2 Admission authorities must publish their appeals timetable on their website by 28 February each year.
2.3 Admission authorities must ensure that appeals lodged by the appropriate deadlines are heard within the following timescales:
a) for applications made in the normal admissions round appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals;
b) for late applications appeals should be heard within 40 school days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged;
c) for applications to sixth forms:
i) where the offer of a place would have been conditional upon exam results, appeals must be heard within 30 school days of confirmation of
ii) where the offer of a place would not have been conditional upon exam results, appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for
d) for applications for in-year admissions appeals must be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.
2.4 Any appeals submitted after the appropriate deadline must still be heard, in accordance with whatever timescale is set out in the timetable published by the admission authority.