How to Make an Appeal - 2018 Entry

You cannot make an appeal until Kirklees (or your local authority) have offered places on 1st March 2018 for Heckmondwike Grammar School.

If your child has not met the standard OR your child has met the standard but has not been offered a place it will be because the school is full.

You may appeal against the school’s decision.

To do this, you should obtain an Appeal Registration Form from the clerk (address below) or download from below.

Complete the Appeal Registration Form and forward it to:

The Clerk to the Governors, Heckmondwike Grammar School, High Street, Heckmondwike, WF16 0AH.

Mark the envelope “Appeal Registration Form”.

The closing date for registration of appeals is Wednesday 4th April 2018 at 4.00pm. Register your appeal (by completing the appeal registration form) as soon as you can attaching any evidence in support of your appeal. The school will acknowledge receipt of your decision to appeal and you will be given a unique appeal reference for your case.


The panel will base its decision on the evidence you provide and on what you say at the appeal.

What kind of evidence might you collect?

Evidence from your child’s current school about current performance – which could include:

  • recent reports,
  • letters from class teachers or from their head teacher

Where relevant you should obtain any medical evidence which supports your case. Remember that it is your responsibility to collect any evidence that you think will support your case.

The Governing Body’s Admissions Sub-Committee will review all appeal cases on Tuesday 24 April 2018 to ensure that the admission procedures have been correctly followed. This is an informal process giving the governing body the opportunity to:

  • Review the procedures followed in the exam;
  • Review the procedures followed in offering places;
  • Review any written evidence provided by parents in support of their appeal;
  • Intercede if there has been any maladministration at the school;

If you wish to continue with your appeal then an appointment for the independent appeal panel to consider your appeal will be fixed and given to you. The Appeals will be held in the week beginning 11 June 2018. NB Unfortunately, due to the volume of appeals received, it is not normally possible to take into account any prior commitments of appellants in fixing the dates of hearings. You may provide additional evidence for the Independent Panel.

Appeal Registration Form (425kB)