In response to  the government’s guidance [in light of the COVID-19 pandemic] all GLC academies have extended the time that an applicant can make an appeal, after the notification of the decision not to offer a school place, from the current limit of 14 days to 28.   This will remain in place until 31st January 2021.

In-Year Admission Appeals

Click here for Appeals Guidance Document for Parents April 2020 

Appeals resulting from In-Year admission applications will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged

All admission appeals will be heard by an independent appeal panel. All admission appeal hearings will follow the rules set out in the school admission appeals code.

September 2022 entry

Appeals resulting from Secondary Year 7 applications for admission in September 2022 will be heard according to the following timetable:


Successful applicants will be notified by Thurrock Council:

1 March 2022

Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by Thurrock Council during the week commencing:

1 March 2022

Deadline for appeals:

25 March 2022

Documentation posted to Appeals Clerk by:

26 March 2022

Appeals panel hearing:

20 & 21 April 2022


Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.

Additional supporting information

If an appellant wishes to submit further evidence, which was not included with their initial appeal, they should ensure this is received at least 7 clear working days (not counting the day of postage or the hearing) in advance of your appeal.

Any appellant who wishes to appeal a decision made will need to send their requests to The Gateway Academy directly.    

Only a short document, such as a doctor’s letter not previously available, will be accepted up to 4 clear working days prior to the hearing.  Any additional evidence or information received after this deadline will not be circulated and may not be considered at the hearing.