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Admission Appeals for Year 7 in September 2022

If your child is due to start secondary school in September 2022, you can appeal if you are refused a place at one of your preferred schools on National Offer Day (Tuesday 1 March 2022).

You must submit your appeal before Monday 28 March 2022 for it to be considered by Thursday 16 June 2022. Any appeals received after this time will be heard within 40 school days from the deadline, or where reasonably possible in line with updated guidance from the Department for Education.

For late applications, appeals should be heard within 40 school days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged where reasonably possible in line with updated guidance from the Department for Education.

Any parent wishing to lodge an appeal should complete and return the appeal form to:

Clerk to the Appeal Panel
Rochester Grammar School
Maidstone Road
Rochester
Kent
ME1 3BY

Timetable of events

Appeal received by Rochester Grammar School
By 28 March 2022

Notice of appeal hearing
Sent 6 April 2022

Deadline for additional evidence to be submitted
7 working days prior to the appeal hearing

Individual Appeals
25 April 2022

Decision Letters
Sent with 5 school days of the hearing

A number of documents are available for you to download by clicking on the links below:

Please be advised that each parent who lodges an appeal will have a personalised defence statement forwarded to them as part of their case papers.

RGS Defence Statement

FAQs for Appeals for September 2022

Secondary Scheme

Medway Test – Grammar assessed information

Medway Test – Non-Grammar assessed information

Secondary Appeal Form