Appeals

arents have the right to appeal to an independent panel for a place at their preferred school.  The deadline for appeals to be lodged is 4pm on 28 March 2024

For Secondary Transfer appeals, All parents now need to set up an appeals account in order to appeal.  The online appeals portal is the same for all parents and is found here.  In order to set up an account, the following codes are needed: Application Reference Number and Child ID. Parents who live out-of-county or who applied on paper should contact Hertfordshire County Council's Customer Service Centre on 0300 123 4043 to obtain their registration details to gain access.

For In-Year Appeals, parents should also use the appeals online system.  Parmiter's School will notify Hertfordshire County Council's Admissions and Transport team (ATT) every time an In-Year application is considered.  The ATT will then send a letter to parents with their registration details to enable them to access the appeals online system.

Information on the appeal system can be viewed on the Hertfordshire County Council website here.

Secondary Transfer appeals will be heard between 2 May and 17 June 2024 (excluding 6 May, 27 May - 31 May 2024).

School Admissions Appeals Timetable 2024.

Appeals lodged after the deadline will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.

Appellants will be sent notification of their appeal hearing at least 10 clear school days in advance of the hearing.

Appellants will be sent a copy of the school's case 7 working days in advance of the hearing.

Additional supporting information

If an appellant wishes to submit further evidence that was not included in their initial appeal, they should ensure it is received at least 7 clear working daysnot counting the day of postage or the hearing date, in advance of the appeal.

Please remember that any confidential medical/social evidence submitted to the Admissions Authority in support of your application will not be provided to an appeal panel.  If you wish to rely on this in support of your appeal, you will need to submit this documentation to the Appeals Team.

If the appellant has a short document (like a doctor’s letter which was not previously available), this will be accepted up to 4 working days before the hearing. Any additional evidence received after this deadline will not be circulated, and the panel may not accept any additional information taken to the hearing.