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Year 7 Appeals

All parents now need to set up an appeals account in order to appeal.  The online appeals portal is the same for all parents and is found by clicking here 

In order to set up an account, the following codes are needed:

  • Application Reference Number
  • Child ID

Hertfordshire parents can access the codes they need in order to set up an appeals account via their admissions account.  You can see them on the page where you are told your allocation. 

Parents who live out-of-county or who applied on paper will need to contact Hertfordshire County Council's Customer Service Centre on 0300 123 4043 in order to obtain registration details to gain access. These will be sent via automated email.

Appeals Timetable

Please click here to view the timetable 

Appeal Hearings

St Mary’s Catholic School uses the Hertfordshire Local Authority Appeals Service to hear its appeals. The team carries out the necessary administration, sets up the independent appeal panels and arranges clerking on our behalf.

All correspondence relating to an appeal hearing should be sent to the Appeals Team. 

Appeals resulting from secondary transfer applications for admission in September 2023: please submit your appeal by 4pm on 29 March 2023. 

Additional supporting information

If you wish to provide any supporting evidence after lodging an appeal, you will need to get it to the Appeals Team at least 7 working days before your hearing, (not counting the day of postage or the hearing date).

Please remember that any confidential medical/social evidence submitted to the Admission Authority (AA) in support of your application will not be provided to an appeal panel.  If you wish to rely on this in support of your appeal you will need to submit this documentation to the Appeals Team.

If the appellant has a short document (like a doctor’s letter which was not previously available), this will be accepted up to 4 working days before the hearing.  Any additional evidence received after this deadline will not be circulated and the panel may not accept any additional information taken to the hearing.

Further Information