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Admissions and appeals

This section of the site provides information on the process of appealing against the decision of a Church of England Voluntary (VA) School or Academy in the Diocese of Peterborough not to admit a child to their school.

Admissions and appeals for Church of England Voluntary Controlled (VC) Schools are the responsibility of the Local Authority within which the school is situated.

2019 Primary School Admissions:  Following the National Offer Day on 16 April 2019, the deadline for lodging an on-time appeals is  24 May 2019 at 9am.  On-time appeals will be heard by 19 July 2019.

Proposed appeals hearing dates are during the weeks commencing 17 June and 24 June 2019.  Decision letters will be sent within 5 working days of the appeal hearing, subject to any unforeseen circumstances.


2019 Secondary School Admissions:  The Diocese of Peterborough manages appeals for Northampton School for Boys, Bishop Stopford Academy and Southfield School in Kettering, Caroline Chisholm School in Northampton and Sir Christopher Hatton School in Wellingborough.  Please see the websites of these schools for information regarding appeals.  

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Contact Information

If your child has been refused a place at a Church of England VA School * in the Diocese of Peterborough and you wish to appeal; in the first instance, please contact the Appeals Administrator and ask for an appeals pack.

Contact us on 01604  887006 or

The pack includes some explanatory notes about the process of Admission Appeals and a Notice of Appeal form that, should you decide to proceed with an appeal, will need to be completed and returned to the Diocesan Office.


*Please note:

Appeals for The King's School, Peterborough, are managed by the school itself. Contact regarding appeals should be made wih the school, rather than the Diocesan Office.