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Ryhall CE Academy

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Joining Our School (including appeals)

If your child is due to join Reception Year at the start of the school year, then you should make an application to your Local Authority (depending on your postal code).

If you would like a place in any other year group or starting mid-year, please contact the school office on 01780 762447 to discuss availability in any year group and arrange a tour with the Headteacher.


Key dates for Reception children starting in September of any year.

  • The national closing date for Primary applications is 15th January.

  • Ranking exercise takes place in February.

  • The Local Authority will notify parents of Primary School Allocation on 16th April.

For further admissions details, please see the Admissions Policy in the 'Our School / Policies' section.

Key dates for Secondary children starting in September of any year.

  • 12th September - latest date for LA to make prospectuses available.

  • 31st October - national closing date for Secondary applications. 

  • 1st March - national allocation date for Secondary places.

  • May - usual time for Secondary Admission Appeals.

How to appeal for a place at our school

If you have applied and been refused a place at our school (in any year group), you are entitled to appeal against that decision.

Appeals for PDET academies are administered by The Diocese of Peterborough Education team. For more information on the process please see:

If you wish to appeal please contact the Appeals Administrator and ask for an appeals pack. Contact Alex Benoy at

The pack includes some explanatory notes about the process of Admission Appeals and a Notice of Appeal form that, should you decide to proceed with an appeal, will need to be completed and returned by email if possible, but if not, to the Diocesan Office instead.

Timetable for appeals – September 2021 applications:

  • Following the National Offer Day on 16 April, the deadline for lodging an on-time appeal is 21 May 2021 at 4pm.

  • Proposed appeal hearing dates are during the weeks commencing 1-6 July 2021. All Spring / Summer 2021 appeals will take place on Zoom.

  • Decision letters will be sent within five working days of the appeal hearing, subject to any unforeseen circumstances

Get in touch

Ryhall CE Academy

Church Street

Ryhall Stamford