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Impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on education appeals

Redcar and Cleveland Council have been monitoring Government guidance about how to manage the impact of the Coronavirus (Covid19) outbreak. Unfortunately, it has been necessary for us to temporarily suspend Appeal Panel Hearings, therefore  School Admission Appeals which had been planned to be heard between May-June will now not go ahead as previously planned.

In Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council, as in many other parts of the country, School Admission Appeals, are determined by a Panel of 3 Independent Members. These people are unpaid and trained volunteers who attend the appeal hearings during their own time alongside both Local Authority Officers and parents.

This unfortunately means that there will now be unavoidable delays to progressing and hearing appeals this year due to the Coronavirus outbreak as the council looks to comply with the Governments social distancing and self-isolating policy . If you lodge an appeal, we will contact you with a date as soon as we are able and pending advice from the Department for Education about how all Education Appeals are to be administered in this unprecedented time.

Thank you for you cooperation.


Information about how to appeal a decision will be included with the offer of a place. You can also contact the Admissions Team on 01642 837740 or 01642 837730 or 837702 for more information about making an appeal. Alternatively, you can email the Admissions Team with your query.

The Appeals Process

The closing date for receipt of appeals is​ 29 March 2019. Appeals received by this date, relating to secondary school allocation letters sent to parents on 1 March 2019, will be heard within 40 school days of 29 March 2019​.

Schools within the Redcar & Cleveland Local Authority area will be notified of the outcome of appeal decisions and other Local Authorities will be informed of decisions​ in respect of pupils resident within their boundaries.​


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