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Dixons Trinity Chapeltown


Year 7 & Reception – September 2024

Leeds local authority manage the appeals process for this Academy. For places starting in September 2024, the deadline to submit an appeal is:

  • Year 7 - 28 March 2024
  • Reception - 14 May 2024

If you submit an appeal after these deadlines, it may not be heard until school starts in September.

More information about the appeals process can be found on Leeds LA's website.

In-Year appeals

These appeals are for children transferring between schools mid-year.

Before you can make an appeal, you must first have applied to the Academy for a place by completing a recent In-Year Application Form for the local authority. Details of how to do this can be found on the Admissions page under the heading In-year admissions. Once you have received a letter advising you that a place cannot be offered, you can then proceed to make an appeal for the Academy if you wish to.

You can make a formal appeal to an independent appeal panel, for any school that you have applied for where admission has been refused. This is a legal process and places are not ‘reserved’ for appeal panels to offer.

In-year appeals will be heard by the local authority as soon as it is possible to do so.

Primary school appeals

Infant class size rule

The Government has set a limit on the size of infant classes (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2), as described below.

2.15 Infant class size – Infant classes (those where the majority of children will reach the age of 5, 6 or 7 during the school year) must not contain more than 30 pupils with a single school teacher. Additional children may be admitted under limited exceptional circumstances. These children will remain an ‘excepted pupil’ for the time they are in an infant class or until the class numbers fall back to the current infant class size limit. The excepted children are:

a) children admitted outside the normal admissions round with statements of special educational needs or Education, Health and Care Plans specifying a school;

b) looked after children and previously looked after children admitted outside the normal admissions round;

c) children admitted, after initial allocation of places, because of a procedural error made by the admission authority or local authority in the original application process;

d) children admitted after an independent appeals panel upholds an appeal;

e) children who move into the area outside the normal admissions round for whom there is no other available school within reasonable distance;

f) children of UK service personnel admitted outside the normal admissions round;

g) children whose twin or sibling from a multiple birth is admitted otherwise than as an excepted pupil;

h) children with special educational needs who are normally taught in a special educational needs unit attached to the school, or registered at a special school, who attend some infant classes within the mainstream school.

Appeal forms and information

The local authority (Council) process the appeals for this Academy.

Details of the appeals process can be found on their website. You will need to complete the online form to make an appeal.

If you need to ask a question about the appeals process, you can contact the local authority via:

Telephone: 0113 222 4414