Y7 Appeals Information for September 2022 entry
If your son has been unsuccessful in gaining a place at the school and you wish to appeal, please hand deliver or post a completed Notice of Appeal to: Admissions Officer, Northampton School for Boys, Billing Road, Northampton, NN1 5RT.
Our Notice of Appeal can be found below, together with Guidance Notes. If you have any queries in relation to this process once you have had a look through the documentation, please contact the school on 01604 230240.
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. Following the relaxation of the rules in relation to social mixing, I am currently awaiting further guidance from the Department for Education (DFE) on how appeals should continue to take place. However, 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 2022. In order to reinforce the point about you not being disadvantaged by your appeal taking place in this way, it may be useful for you to know that the DFE is currently going through the process of formal consultation on a revised version of the School Admission Appeals Code. At the heart of this is a proposal that appeals could continue to be heard remotely even when the social environment is sufficiently safe for appeals to be heard in person again." [Robert Hartgroves - Independent School Appeal Clerk. February 2022.]