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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.


  • Following the National Offer Day on 16 April, the deadline for lodging an on-time appeal is 21 May at 9am. Despite the current uncertainty as a result of the impact of the outbreak of Coronavirus, please ensure that you lodge your Notice of Appeal (by email if at all possible) by the deadline date of 21 May.  Please contact Alex Benoy, the Diocese of Peterborough Education Team Administrator on

  • The Appeal Clerk will send notification of the Hearing (Venue, Date and Time) and the Statement of Case to the Appellants by 5 June. 
  • On-time appeals will be heard by 30 June.
  • Proposed appeal hearing dates are between 25th June and 30th June  (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