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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.

  • 24th May - 9am: Deadline for returning Notice of Appeal Forms to Peterborough Diocese.

  • 20th June - 25th June: proposed dates for Appeal Hearings

  • 25th June: on-time Appeal Hearings to be heard by this date.

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.


  • Following the National Offer Day on 16 April 2019, the deadline for lodging an on-time appeal is 24 May 2020 at 9am. Parents should telephone, email or write for an appeal pack:
    • 01604 887060
    • The Appeals Administrator, Diocesan Board of Education, Bouverie Court, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road. Northampton.
  • On-time appeals will be heard by 25 June 2020.
  • Proposed appeal hearing dates are during 22 June and 26 June 2020 (inclusive).
  • Decision letters will be sent within 5 working days of the appeal hearing, subject to any unforeseen circumstances.

Get in touch

Ryhall CE Academy

Church Street

Ryhall Stamford