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Northampton School for Boys

Northampton School for Boys

Y7 Appeals Information for September 2024 entry

PLEASE NOTE:  As all main round appeals for Year 7 September 2024 entry have now been completed, some of the links below have now been deactivated.  You are, however, able to make an appeal at any time during the academic year and, should you wish to do this, please click here to refer to our In-Year Appeals Information webpage.  


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 document 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 see below a statement from the Clerk to the independent appeal panel:

Note from the Independent School Appeal Clerk - The appeal process in 2024.

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. That is the decision of the Admission Authority for 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 Pandemic there was no other option than for the appeal to be heard in this way and ultimately it became clear that this format offered benefits to all participants including efficiency and convenience.

All you need is access to a PC, a mobile 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. Any unexpected issues that have arisen with the use of technology have been overcome to prevent any disadvantage and provide all appellants with a fair opportunity to put their appeal case to the Independent Appeal Panel.

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 aspect for me is that you are offered a fair chance to present your appeal circumstances to the Independent Appeal Panel. If so, you will have had every opportunity to try and secure a place at this school by making an appeal.”

Robert Hartgroves – Independent School Appeal Clerk, February 2024.

Northampton School for Boys, Billing Road, Northampton, NN1 5RT
01604 230240