Is your school its own admission authority? If so it is your schools' responsibility to arrange an independent appeals process for admissions and exclusions reviews. NCC can arrange these appeals for you. We have a long track record of successfully arranging and clerking admission appeals and exclusion review in a completely independent manner, ensuring all statutory requirements are met.
By using our services, you do not need to go to the trouble of recruiting, appointing and training independent appeal panel members and clerks; we deal with all the necessary arrangements for appeals in-line with the current statutory requirements.
Charges will only be incurred for any appeals logged, therefore you can agree to use our services even if your school has yet to receive any appeals, giving you peace of mind that we can respond within the required timescales when called upon.
For those academies who are arranging their own admission appeals, we can also offer initial and refresher training packages for governors, panel members / chairs and clerks (subject to further discussions about your specific needs).
Utilising this service means there'll be no need to worry about the practical and logistical difficulties faced in organising and hearing appeals within the relevant deadlines. We can act as the main point of contact for appellants, enabling you to concentrate your efforts and resources on your existing pupils on roll.
By choosing our service, you do not need to place expensive advertisements for panel members and provide independent training. You can access a large pool of experienced and genuinely independent appeal panel members, with all necessary training provided by the County Council and nationally recognised independent trainers.
For those academies who are arranging their own appeals we can also offer admission appeals training packages tailored to your own specific needs.
Admission appeals are charged at a set cost, contact us for further information.
Translations/interpretations and input into Ombudsman/ESFA investigations are charged at cost price. Non-County Council venues will also be charged at cost price.
Exclusions fees are charged at cost price – contact us for further information.
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For information about all of the services we offer, please download the latest Services for Schools Brochure 2018.pdf [6.72MB]