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Admissions

Admissions to Lancashire Secondary Schools Information to Parents

Park High School Admissions Policy 2023-24

Find out how to Apply for a Secondary School Place

Area Education Office Contact Details

Appeals

Parents' statutory right of appeal to an independent appeal panel

Parents of children refused admission by the school have a statutory right of appeal to an independent appeal panel.  Parents can visit this link secondary school appeals  to complete the online appeal form from the Lancashire County Council website.  The Department for Education has produced guidance to support parents and carers to navigate the appeal process.  This can be found by clicking the following  link: DfE Guidance for Parents and Carers on School Admission Appeals.

Primary to Secondary transfer appeals under the normal admission round for 2022 admissions

If parents of children complete the electronic appeal form by 31 March 2022, Lancashire County Council will arrange for the appeal to be heard by an independent appeal panel within 40 school days.

If the appeal form is returned after 31 March 2022, Lancashire County Council will arrange for the appeal to be heard by an independent appeal panel within 40 school days, where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal form being lodged. 

The appeals typically take place between April and June for appeals lodged on time and from June onwards for appeals lodged after the deadline if they cannot be heard with the on time appeals. 

In-year admission appeals

In-year admission is the process for applying for admission into an existing year group.  Parents should initially request an In Year Application Form from enquiries@park-high.co.uk. Should there be no place for your child, you reserve the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel.  If you wish to appeal, you may do so by following this link secondary school appeals  to complete the online appeal form from the Lancashire County Council Website. 

When parents of children complete the electronic appeal form, arrangements will be made for the appeal to be heard by an independent appeal panel within 30 school days of the appeal from being lodged.

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