Year 7 Appeals Process

If you have not been offered a place at Leigh Academy Blackheath, the law entitles you to appeal against that decision to an Independent Appeal Panel. This panel is completely independent of the school and the Admission Authority. If you wish to appeal, please download an Appeal Form or telephone the Academy on 020 8104 0888 and a form will be sent to you. 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.

Appeal Form 2022

The timetable for appeals is as follows:- 

Admission Dates

15 March 2022

Deadline for accepting or declining the offer of a Year 7 place made on 01 March 2022

31 March 2022

Deadline for completed forms and all supporting documentation

Appeals Timetable:

31 March 2022, 9am

Deadline for lodging Appeals against a decision not to offer a Year 7 place at Leigh Academy Blackheath

June 2022

Individual Stage 2 hearings commence June 2022

Stage 1 Appeal Hearing for Year 7 entry September 2022
Venue: Leigh Academy Blackheath, Old Dover Road, London, Blackheath, SE3 8SY

Stage 2 meetings, these individual meetings will be held during the school day. Appellants will receive at least 10 school days notice of their allocated time. Venue: to be confirmed. It is anticipated Stage 2 individual hearings will take two weeks to complete. Decision letters will not be sent out until after the final hearing. Letters will be sent within 5 school days of the final hearing wherever possible

Late applicants

Appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

In-Year Appeals

Will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.