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Advice on registering for Year 7 Appeal for September 2021

Important Dates:

  • Appeal Registration opens on 1 April 2021.  Registration forms are available to download below.
  • Deadline to submit appeals: 3:00 pm on Monday 26 April 2021.
  • Deadline for submitting an additional paperwork: midnight on Thursday 6th May 2021.
  • Dates of Appeal Hearings: Denmark Road High School Appeal hearings will take place between May and July (final details to be confirmed 10 days before)

Please note that the admissions test itself is designed, set, marked and administered externally by the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM), based at Durham University.  As such, Denmark Road High School hold very little information on individual test scores.  However, if your child has not achieved a qualifying standard and you require confirmation of your child’s ‘ranking’ in the results for Denmark Road High School we can provide this; please email your request to giving your child’s name and date of birth.  We would be grateful if you could avoid telephoning the Admissions Office at this very busy time; we will endeavour to answer all email enquiries within 5 school days.

Before launching an appeal for your child to have a place at Denmark Road High School, we would urge you to consider whether you have grounds for appeal that go beyond suggesting that your child (like many others) would benefit from a Denmark Road High School education.  Our admissions criteria and, based upon experience, the independent Admissions Appeal Panel have not given weight in their reported deliberations to factors such as the nearness to school, travel arrangements, sibling links, the fact that a child would contribute to a great deal to the school (academically, musically, in sporting or other arenas), family or child upset at not getting a place, negatives you perceive about the alternative school allocated.  Very few appeals are successful.  In the end, however, it must be your decision.  One of the main concerns at Appeal is whether the admissions process has been conducted in a reasonable way, in line with the admissions policy or whether there has been a significant flaw in procedure that would have changed the outcome of allocation of places.  They have sometimes also taken note of significant illness or other similar factor that would have caused under-performance on the day.

If you require an Appeals Pack, please email