In-Year Appeals Information for Y8/Y9/Y10/Y13 Entry
If you have applied for a place at the school and it is outside of the normal co-ordinated round of admissions for a place in Year 7 or Year 12 it is known as an In-Year admission.
If your son or daughter is unsuccessful in gaining a place at the school and you wish to appeal, you will need to send a completed Notice of Appeal, by post, to Admissions Officer, Northampton School for Boys, Billing Road, Northampton, NN1 5RT. Appeals must be heard within 30 school days of the appeal paperwork being received by the school.
If you are unable to leave the house due to COVID 19 isolation please contact the Admissions Officer at the school, on 01604 230240, who will be able to advise you on how to submit your Appeal.
Our Notice of Appeal form together with Guidance Notes can be found below, however, if you have any queries in relation to this process after reading these, please contact Mrs Shocklidge at the school.
Please find below a statement from the clerk to the independent appeals panel:
"Your school appeal would traditionally be heard in person and you would appear before a Panel of three individuals. Due to the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic, all appeals from March 2020 up to now have been heard electronically through the Zoom platform. The process through a PC, telephone or tablet has worked to a better level than I could have imagined would be possible at the outset and I have received no complaint to suggest that anyone has felt disadvantaged by being heard in this way. If there have been any issues with technology then we have found a way to overcome them. There are obvious advantages of the process being heard in this way such as you having the choice of the most comfortable environment to present your appeal case, instead of having to appear within a more formal setting and it also prevents the need for you to have to travel to a venue to be heard. In my opinion everything is in place to allow you to fully present your appeal case if we have to continue to hear appeals through Zoom in 2021, pending a return to appeals in person when we are finally able to provide a safe environment for all those who are involved." [Robert Hartgroves - Independent School Appeal Clerk]