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In-Year admission appeal - request for info from Admissions Authority?

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Huff Wed 05-Oct-11 22:10:05

I've posted before and received lots of good advice regarding if I have grounds to make a primary school appeal. I am now in the process of trying gather info to help me make a case.

Have asked Essex Admissions a number of questions - including roll number, class sizes etc. This was over 2 weeks ago and I sent a polite email at the end of last week asking when the info may be ready and I was told they were waiting for the school to provide the figures to them.

The trouble is, I have now come up with a load more questions I would like to ask - net capacity, number of appeals in recent years, size of classrooms etc and I don't know whether I should wait for replies to my first request or just plough in with more???

I know they have to answer any reasonable request for information concerning an appeal but is there a limit? And how long can they make me wait?

I"ll probably still have a few questions, once I get everything answered because my situation is mainly going to be about numbers -it's quite unusual because the year group is under the PAN but the school don"t want to admit any more children.

Is this reasonable to you think?



admission Wed 05-Oct-11 23:08:03

It is quite reasonable to ask these questions now and expect an answer. In reality I would expect things like net capacity, class size numbers etc to be in the school case not to admit, which you should get at least a week before the appeal date.
I would not expect them to answer the question about number of appeals as they may consider that information confidential, especially what the outcomes of the appeals were.

Huff Thu 06-Oct-11 13:41:39

Ok, thank you.

So it's ok to keep asking more questions as I think of them and when I do get the info I requested to ask again?

prh47bridge Thu 06-Oct-11 14:24:01

Absolutely. There is no limit on how many questions you can ask or when you can ask them. There is no particular timeframe for them to provide answers but you can kick up a fuss if it is too late to allow you to prepare properly for your appeal.

Huff Fri 07-Oct-11 07:23:36

Thank you!

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