The Appeals Secretariat, based at County Hall in Worcester, make
arrangements for appeals where the Admission Authority (AA)
has not met a parent's preference for a particular school. The
Appeals Secretariat also deals with appeals where a pupil has been
excluded from a school on a permanent basis.
The Appeals Secretariat is separate from the education
functions of the County Council and as much as they may want
to help, cannot answer questions about the initial allocation of
school places, school waiting lists, transport allocation or any of
the day-to-day school questions.
All requests for appeals should be made to the School
Admissions Team, either in writing to :-
School Admissions Team
Children's Services Directorate
PO Box 73
or by email:- firstname.lastname@example.org or
to the school involved if that school is an Academy or Foundation
School or where the school has voluntary aided status.
In addition to school appeals, the Secretariat also makes the
administrative arrangements for hearings convened as part of the
Council's Representations Procedures (Social Services Review Panels
and Corporate Representations Panels).
In respect of all appeals hearings, the Secretariat is
responsible for recruiting and maintaining a list of persons who
serve on Appeals Panels. At panel meetings, staff from the Appeals
Secretariat act as usher, adviser and facilitator, remaining with
the Panel when they come to make their decisions. After the Appeal
hearing, these staff also make sure all parties know what decisions
have been made.
A number of guidance leaflets giving further information about
the appeals process have been produced.
The Appeals Secretariat also produce an appeals timetable
Parents can also contact the Advisory Centre for Education
(ACE), which is an independent national advice centre. They
offer free telephone advice on many subjects, including exclusion
from school, bullying, special educational needs and school
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