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Appeals Information

Information for parents:

If, once you have received notification from the Local Authority, your child has been unsuccessful in obtaining a place at Kettering Science Academy, you are entitled to appeal that decision. If you wish to appeal, please download the KSA Appeal Form and send the completed form in to Mrs S Gilbert (Data Manager) at the Academy address given on the form. If you are unable to access the document please contact reception on 01536 532700 between 9am and 4pm and you will be able to give details of your name and address so that we can send the Appeals Form to you.

Please note that the following timetable will apply for the appeals process for Year 7 (September 2013 entry) and for all in-year admissions as defined below:

Kettering Science Academy appeals timetable for applications concerning entry into Year 7 for September 2013:




Friday 26th  April 2013

Deadline for parents to lodge written appeal with Mrs S Gilbert at Kettering Science Academy

Friday 10th May 2013

Deadline for parents to be notified of the date and arrangements for the Independent Appeals Panel to hold the Appeal Hearing

Deadline for the Academy to supply the Clerk of the Independent Appeals Panel with all relevant documentation needed to conduct the Appeal Hearing

Monday 27th  May 2013

Deadline for the Clerk to send appeal papers to the panel and relevant parties

Monday 10th June 2013

Deadline for the submission of any further evidence from the Academy or from parents that was not sent with the original appeal

Monday 17th  June -
Wednesday 19th June 2013

Appeal Hearings at the Holiday Inn, Geddington Road, Corby

Friday 28th  June 2013

Deadline for decision letters to be sent by the Clerk to parents


Appeals concerning Late Applications for Year 7

These appeals concern applications for Year 7 submitted to the Local Authority before the first day of the school term of the admission year (Year 7), Monday 2nd September 2013, but which are deemed late applications by the Local Authority. Appeals for late applications will be heard, where possible, within the main appeal hearing dates, or within 40 school days of the appeal being lodged.

Appeals for In-Year Applications

These appeals concern applications for a place in Year 7 made after the first day of the school term for Year 7 in 2013 - Monday 2nd September 2013. These appeals also concern applications for a school place in all other year groups. Appeals for in-year applications will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal being lodged.

Further Appeals

Appellants do not have the right to a second appeal in respect of the Academy for the same academic year unless, in exceptional circumstances, the Academy has accepted a second application from the appellant because of a significant and material change in the circumstances of the parent, child or Academy but the applicant is still refused admission. Appellants may apply for a place in the Academy in respect of a later academic year and have a further right of appeal if that application is unsuccessful.