Joining Our School (including appeals)
How to apply for a school place at Ryhall CE Academy
The Academy Governance Committee (AGC) have delegated responsibility for admissions in our school and are therefore responsible for all admissions. All places are allocated in accordance with our Admissions Policy which you will find under Our School/Policies.
Admission to Reception
Children are able to start at Ryhall CE Academy in the September following their 4th birthday. Applications for reception can be made in the autumn term. The deadline is 15th January.
Applications must be made through the local authority where you live.
Admission to any year group during the school year (known as in-year applications)
If you are interested in joining our school and would like to arrange a visit please contact the school office on 01780 762447. In-year applications are made directly to the school.
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: www.peterborough-diocese.org.uk/parents/appeals
If you wish to appeal please contact the Appeals Administrator by emailing email@example.com and ask for an appeals pack.
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 2022 applications:
Following the National Offer Day on 19 April 2022, the deadline for lodging an on-time appeal is 18 May 2022 (5pm).
The Appeal Clerk will send notification of the Hearing (date and possible time) to the Appellants during the week commencing 6 June 2022.
On time appeals will be heard by 8 July 2022.
Spring/Summer 2022 appeals will take place either on Zoom or in-person at the diocesan offices in Northampton and Peterborough.
Proposed appeal hearing dates are between 4-8 July 2022.
Decision letters will be sent within 5 working days of the appeal hearing, subject to any unforeseen circumstances.
This information is updated annually following the national closing date for primary applications (i.e. 15th January 2022)