The admission of pupils with a statement of Special Educational Needs is dealt with by a completely separate procedure. This procedure concerns the making and maintaining of statements by the pupil’s home Local Education Authority. Details of this separate procedure are set out in the Special Education Needs Code of Practice.
Unsuccessful applicants have a right to appeal to an independent appeal panel. Information on how to appeal will be given in the letter from Leeds City Council when offers are made.
In the event of parents being refused a place for their child, then they are entitled by law (the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 [as amended by the Education Act 2002]) to appeal against such refusal. Notification that the parents intend to appeal and the grounds relied upon must be sent by them in writing to the Chair of Governors, care of the school, within fourteen days of receipt by the parents of a letter informing them that a place is not available.
2017 SIF: ljfs-2017-sif