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Recent Case Studies:
Recent Case Studies:
We contacted Ignitio for support when our daughter was applying to transfer to a
specialist vocational academy for Years 10 and 11 to commence her GCSEs.
We were certain that our daughter had the skills, experience and potential
to qualify for a place, and it was an immensely distressing
experience for us all when a place wasn't offered.
Our consultant was an enormous source of support. She immediately recognised that
we had a number of grounds for appeal, and gave us the confidence to go forward
and appeal for a place. The overwhelming formality and complexity of the
process was so daunting that we would have given up without the
expertise that our consultant provided, and her experience and insights
navigated us skilfully through the appeals system and provided
invaluable preparation for our hearing.
What impressed us the most was her total commitment to explore all avenues in
preparing our case, her engagement with our daughter's specific situation,
and her detailed scrutiny of the school's case which enabled us to
successfully challenge it and secure a place for our daughter.
Tracy left no stone unturned in preparing both our case and the questions we
raised against the school's case, and against great odds we were
successful on all counts at the second-stage hearing which
we attribute one hundred percent to her expertise.
We felt well-informed throughout and in safe hands, and what was reassuring
for us as parents was that whatever the outcome, we knew that
everything possible had been done to support our case.
Thank you so much; our daughter is now following a
specialist study path which will help her
towards her chosen career.
Mrs. Alison Whillis, Lichfield:
Selective Academy Admissions Appeal,
Some Frequently-Asked Questions:
Can you accompany us to our Hearing?
Yes; parents are entitled to accompaniment
by a friend or relative at their hearing and
as such your consultant can come with you
and support you during the process, subject
to availability, if you wish.
Are Hearings still taking place during
the Coronavirus pandemic?
Yes; the admissions process continues despite
the pandemic although the Government has
changed the requirement for cases to be
considered in person. The preference will vary
from local authority to local authority, with
scope for panels to conduct hearings in person,
over a video-conferencing platform such as
Zoom, Skype, or Microsoft Teams, and also
for panels to consider cases solely
on the basis of evidence submitted, without
the requirement to attend in person or by video,
in order that the restrictions arising from the
pandemic do not impede the process of
considering appeals for school places in time
for September admissions.
How much is appeal support likely to cost?
We charge a flat rate of £40 per hour for our
services to parents, so the overall cost will
depend on the complexity of your case.
To enable a very broad estimate,
admissions appeals for primary, middle, and
non-selective secondary schools may involve
eight to twenty hours of work from your consultant.
Selective secondary admission appeals
are likely to involve fifteen to thirty hours' preparation,
and grammar school appeals can involve
twenty to sixty hours' preparation because of the
extremely high attention to the detail of
particular policies and procedures that is
demanded by the process, along with the
critical importance of the pack of evidence to
support the appeal application.
However, these are only "ball-park" estimates
and the level of work required will vary
significantly depending on the demands
of each individual case. What we can guarantee
is a high degree of engagement and commitment
to the individual requirements of your case and
your family, and we believe that we offer
extremely good value for money as well
as impressive attention to detail and
high-value expertise. Please read the case studies
from recent appeals and the comments provided
by local families who have previously
accessed our services, and contact us at any time
with no obligation if you have any queries.