Appeals Process

Appealing for a place for Year 7 – September 2018

Parents who listed Gravesend Grammar School as a preference on their SCAF are entitled to appeal the decision not to be offered a place here. This appeal should be submitted using this Appeal Form . It should be addressed to the Clerk to the Chair of Governors at the school and submitted between Thursday, 1st March and Thursday, 29th March. This will, in the first instance, state your intention to appeal and provide the grounds on which your appeal is based. You do not initially need to provide the breadth of evidence comprising your full case. This evidence can be provided up to a few days prior to your appeal. Parents are respectfully asked to note that an excessive amount of evidence should not be necessary. The School is unable to guarantee that any original work/evidence/folders, submitted as part of the appeal, will be returned. Appellants may wish to submit copies in advance and then take important original documents verifying evidence to the appeal.

The Appeals’ Administrator will contact parents at least 10 days prior to the hearing (unless parents have agreed to waive this right) to provide detailed guidance on the appeal process including the date, time and venue of the hearing and the names and roles of the panel members.

We are heavily over-subscribed this year with even local boys who have passed their Kent Test failing to get places.  For these students, and others who named the school on their SCAF but were not offered a place, parents should submit a waiting list form which they may have received with their offer letter, but which can also be downloaded from the KCC Admissions website.  This needs to be submitted to KCC by Friday 16th March.

Parents considering an appeal need to be aware that the year group is full, with large numbers of children expected to be sitting on our waiting list.

Appeals are scheduled to take place between Monday, 14th May and Thursday, 17th May 2018. There are usually in the region of 70 appeals.

Appealing for a place for in other year groups

Parents who have applied for an in-year admission, and who have subsequently had the offer of a place declined, have the right to appeal this decision. The appeals process in this instance is no different to that outlined above for children entering Year 7 with the exception that the school has 30 school days from receipt of the appeal request to provide a hearing.

Further Questions

If you have any queries regarding appeals, please contact Mr I Cook at the school using Additionally, further guidance about the appeals process can be accessed in our FAQ Appeals document found here.