Unfortunately the coronavirus outbreak has impacted on the ability of schools and panels to carry out admission appeals in the usual way and therefore there will be some unavoidable delays to the commencement to the appeals being held across the country. However, as parents must continue to have the right to appeal to any school which has refused their child a place, the Government announced regulatory changes on the 24th April 2020 to the Admissions Appeals Code which will enable hearings to take place, although it is unlikely these will be in person due to social distancing requirements.
Your appeal has been forwarded and acknowledged by the Independent Clerk, who will no doubt be planning again for the commencement of the appeal hearings. He will be in touch with you as soon as possible once a date has been agreed for the hearing to take place. We do fully recognise the frustration this may cause but these are unprecedented times and trust you fully understand this.
Assuring you of our best attention at all times
(latest update 01/05/2020)
Following the annoucements by the Prime Minister and Education Secretary on Wednesday 18th March, Rushcliffe School will close to the vast majority of pupils from 3.15pm on Friday 20th March.
We will continue to offer supervision for pupils whose parents are 'key workers' or pupils who are considered vulnerable. Information on this has been communicated directly to parents and further updates will be sent out as we have them (including on the awarding of GCSE and A level qualifications).
During the closure period, we will be operating on significantly reduced staffing levels so responding to telephone calls and emails make take longer than ususal. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
The DfE have launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening Hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)