Y7 Appeals Information for September 2023 entry
If your son has been unsuccessful in gaining a place at the school and you wish to appeal, please hand-deliver or post 7 copies of your 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.
- Notice of Appeal
- Guidance Notes
- Appeal Timelines
- The Diocese of Peterborough Admission Appeals Guidance for Parents
- FAQ and Statistics for Appellants Sept 2023
Please see below a statement from the Clerk to the independent appeal panel:
The Appeal Process in 2023.
Your appeal will be heard remotely.
All Admission Authorities are required to comply with the School Admission Appeals Code. This was most recently updated in October 2022 and allows for the Admission Authority to make arrangements for appeals to be heard by video conference or, in the absence of that, by telephone conference. That is the decision of the Governors of Northampton School for Boys.
All admission appeals for this school have been heard remotely since the beginning of the Pandemic in March 2020 and I have been happy - as well as a little surprised - at how well it has worked. During the course of the Pandemic there was no other option than for the appeal to be heard in this way and ultimately it became clear that it offered benefits to all participants including efficiency and convenience.
All you need is access to a PC, a telephone or a tablet. You can choose the most comfortable place from where to present your appeal case, you will not have to appear within a more formal setting and you will not have to travel to a venue to be heard.
Through the appeal administrator, the Admission Authority has made sure that no appellant has been disadvantaged by their appeal being heard in this way. No complaint has been received that an appellant has not had a fair opportunity to put their appeal case to the Independent Appeal Panel and any unexpected issues that have arisen with the use of technology have been overcome in order to prevent any disadvantage.
If you have any personal issues or restrictions that you feel might undermine your appeal being heard in this way, you can contact the appeal administrator and he will look to provide any reasonable adjustments to give you the chance to participate in the same way and to the same level as any other appellant.
“The most important point for me is that you are offered a fair chance to present your appeal circumstances to the Independent Appeal Panel and thereby be satisfied that you have been offered every opportunity to try and secure a place at this school by making an appeal.”
Robert Hartgroves – Independent School Appeal Clerk, February 2023.