Admissions and Appeals
Applications for Year 7 must be made using the appropriate Common Application Form.
For Sixth Form Admissions Information, please click here.
Please see the downloads section at the bottom of this page to download our Admissions Policy. Please refer to Bromley Secondary School Admissions for information on Year 7 Admissions.
Any child not offered a place will have the statutory right of appeal providing Bullers Wood School was named on the Common Application Form.
If your child is due to start secondary school in September 2021 you can appeal in March 2021 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard before the end of the summer term (specific dates to be confirmed). For applications made in the normal admission round, appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals. For late applications, appeals should be heard within 40 schools days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 schools days of the appeals being lodged.
If you wish to appeal you should register your intention of doing so by emailing Mrs Oliver, who will send you an Appeal Form. If you are unable to email, please write to Mrs Oliver – Appeals Panel, c/o Bullers Wood School, within 20 days of being informed that your child has not been allocated a place. All appeal letters will be acknowledged in writing and you will be asked to complete an Admissions Appeal Form.
National Offer Day – 1st March 2021
Deadline for receipt of appeal form and additional supporting evidence – tbc (usually end of March)
Appeal Hearings – tbc (usually June/July)
The conduct of an Appeals Panel is governed by the DfE School Admission Appeals Code of Practice. This is a summary of current procedures:
- An appeal must be submitted in writing setting out the grounds on which it is made.
- Parents must be given the opportunity to attend and speak at the meeting.
- The appeal will be heard in private and be conducted in an informal atmosphere.
- The Appeal Panel will weigh-up the case submitted by the parent/carer against the case made by the school (which is normally that the school is full and to admit more pupils would cause prejudice).
- The Appeal Panel’s decision is binding on the Authority and the School.
If you consider that the Panel acted improperly or unreasonably in handling your case you can make a complaint to:
Academy Admission Appeal Complaints
Academies Central Unit, Education Funding Agency
8th Floor, Earlsdon Park
Coventry CV1 3BH
In Year Applications and Appeals
If you are looking for an In Year place at Bullers Wood School (for example because you have moved into the area, or you wish your child to change schools) please download an In Year Application from the London Borough of Bromley website. You can click here for more information on In Year Admissions.
Any child not offered a place will have the statutory right of appeal. Those wishing to appeal should register their intention of doing so by sending a letter, addressed to The Clerk to the Appeal Panel, c/o Bullers Wood School, within 14 days of being informed that their child has not been allocated a place. All appeal letters will be acknowledged in writing. Appeals will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.