Joining the school - Admissions Criteria and appeals information
The arrangements for allocating Year 7 places at Ralph Allen School are determined by the Local Authority and are explained in its booklet A Secondary School for your Child in Bath & North East Somerset which is available for all parents/carers with a child in the final year of primary school in Bath and North East Somerset.
Ralph Allen School caters for the 11-18 age range.
While parents have the right to choose a preferred school, the number of places available at that school may limit the choice. If a school is over-subscribed the Local Authority admissions team has to apply criteria, listed in order of priority, when allocating places.
Please note that applications for Ralph Allen School should be made through the family's home local education authority.
Late applications will be considered, together with any applicants who are refused a preference and have lodged an appeal, after all applications that have been received in time have been dealt with.
Year 7 appeals: the deadline for submitting appeals for Year 7 places is 29 March 2017, when the written submission should be lodged. For applications made in the normal admisson round, appeals must be heard within 40 days of the deadline for lodging appeals. Appeals for Year 7 places are heard from the end of June onwards, so for a Year 7 place in September 2017 appeals will be heard from the end of June 2017.
In-year appeals: B&NES Democratic Services section administers appeals for Ralph Allen School. To make an appeal the first step is to complete the appeal form (see below) and submit it to the school. We will inform Democratic Services about the appeal, and they will contact you direct.
Bath & North East Somerset Council
Lewis House, Manvers Street
Bath BA1 1JG
Because the admission appeals process is administered by the Council's Democratic Services section, this ensures that it is separate from and independent of the school and the admission authority.
More information about the appeals process can be found in the B&NES appeals information booklet, available on their website.
See this website for further information: http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/services/schools-colleges-and-learning/admissions-schools/admissions-appeals