44,626 appeals were heard for 2016/17 entry into English schools.
22,031 (49.4%) of appeals heard were for entry into Academy schools and 23% of those appeals were upheld, resulting in 5,067 additional school places being offered.*
Oversubscription in good and outstanding schools continues to be a pressing issue and appeals are a time-consuming and costly process. It is therefore essential to have a robust admissions and appeals system in your academy in order to manage your pupil intake effectively whilst remaining compliant.
*Source: DfE Admissions appeals for maintained and academy primary and secondary schools in England: 2016 to 2017 (published August 2017)
What you can expect
See programme for full details. You can expect in-depth keynotes with leading experts and a choice of workshops:
Take part in the day’s mock appeals and learn how to avoid costly and time-consuming pitfalls of unsuccessful appeals – primary and secondary sessions available
Gain a vital legal update on the Code and find out what powers your academy has to make the Code work for you
Learn how to challenge your Local Authority on in-year transfers and compliance with its own fair access protocol
Attend the Prejudice Statement Masterclass and find out how to write a watertight prejudice statement
Who should attend?
This event is for all phases of education with a view that better relationships can be built between schools to improve the student journey throughout their school life
- Admissions Officers & Coordinators
- Executive Headteachers
- Vice Principals
- Deputy Headteachers
- Assistant Headteachers
- PA to Headteachers
What our delegates said last year
“Excellent training session with good supporting resources”, Head of Administration, Apollo Studio Academy
“Really useful conference”,Admissions Officer, Bluecoat Academy Trust