Appeals for Year 7 Academic Year, 2017-18

1st March 2017. The offer of a place in a school will be given by Medway Council, along with details of what you should do now.

29th March 2017. If you do not want the school to which you have been allocated a place and wish to appeal for a place at Rainham School for Girls then this is the date by which an appeal should be sent to this school. Your appeal may be submitted any time after 1st March 2017. 

You should have been provided with an appeal form with your letter from Medway Council offering a school place, which you must complete and return to this school. If you do not have the form, you can request one from Medway Council or from this school.

In addition, you are advised to request to the school/Medway Council that your child be placed on the school’s waiting list since some places offered will inevitably be declined. Places that are not required are re-allocated according to the school’s over-subscription criteria.   You should have been provided with a waiting list application form with your letter offering a school place.

Timetable for Appeals.

Your appeal will be heard at what is called a Hearing, within a time scale of 40 school days from 29th March 2017. It is likely to be heard in mid June.

All other appeals known as ‘in-year’ casual admissions and those for Year 7 submitted after 29th March will be heard within 30 school working days of submitting the request.

Your appeal request should state your reasons for your request and any additional information/documentation/appendices should be submitted five days before the Hearing to allow time for it to be copied and distributed to all the interested parties. At least 10 working days before your appeal, unless you choose to waive this right, you will be sent detailed information regarding the process and also the date, time, place and names of the independent panel members who will hear the appeal.

The school is unable to guarantee that any original work/evidence/folders, submitted as part of the appeal, will be returned. Appellants may wish to submit copies in advance and then take important original documents verifying evidence to the appeal. 

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.