Exclusions Support

 Welcome to our website.  


The need to appeal an application for a 

school place is a common one.

Winning a place

through a successful appeal is less so.   

Our experienced consultants

can guide and advise you drawing on

years of expertise in school

leadership and governance. 

 

We guarantee honest advice on whether 

you have viable grounds for appeal, 

and can guide you every step of the way 

if we believe that you do.  


Our consultants can advise you on the

processes for in-year admissions, 

SEND place applications, and selective school

appeals including subject-specialist

academies and grammar schools.


Our typical service to parents considering a

selective school admissions appeal will include:

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Post-selection / post-examination advice;

 

Acquisition and analysis of the school's 

Admission Policy and any other relevant policies; 

 

Comprehensive briefing on the applicable 

provisions of the Department for Education

School Admissions Code and School 

Admissions Appeal Code in the light of the

particular circumstances of the pupil;

 

Thorough scoping of potential grounds for appeal;

 

Close analysis of prospective school 

specialisms and facilities, to tailor the

individual pupil's application to the 

individual school(s);

 

Preparation of the Statement of Case;

 

Guidance on selection of evidence and

negotiation of school testimonials;

 

Compilation of the evidence pack for submission;

 

Representation at the Appeal Hearing if desired;

 

Guidance and advice on responding to

questions from the Panel.

  

Consultancy is provided at a flat rate of 

£40.00 per hour, which we believe offers

excellent value and compares extremely

favourably to the cost of legal advice.


Every case is unique and so the provision

of approximate costs is difficult, but at a 

broad estimate we would advise families to

anticipate between eight to twenty hours over

up to two months for an in-year admission or 

SEND appeal, and between twenty to sixty hours of 

consultancy over up to ten months

for a selective school appeal.


For further information on any aspect of 

the admission appeal process, follow the link below

or contact our Lead Consultant for Evidencing at

[email protected]


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 Welcome to our website.  


When our children start school, the last thing

on a parent's mind is the possibility that

they may face exclusion.  However,

things can and do go wrong for children 

from all walks of life, and parents can 

unfortunately find themselves called to

attend a Permanent Exclusion Hearing before

members of the school's board of Governors.

 

Our experienced consultants can 

provide insightful guidance for families 

on each step of this daunting process, and will 

provide honest advice on the viability 

of your grounds if you are considering

appealing a permanent exclusion.  


On the basis of our consultants' extensive experience

of both chairing and presenting cases before 

exclusion hearings, we can advise families on 

the processes for Permanent Exclusion Hearings 

before a panel of Governors held in school, and 

for Exclusion Appeal Hearings at the

premises of the Local Authority.

This typically will include:

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Guidance on first actions upon receiving

notification of a permanent exclusion;

 

Rights of excluded children in law;

 

Thorough briefing on the Hearing process;

 

Intensive scrutiny of the evidence pack;

 

Preparation of the Statement of Case;

 

Guidance on selection and submission 

of evidence where applicable;

 

Representation at the Hearing(s) if desired;

 

Guidance and advice post-exclusion and 

preparation for appealing where families so choose.

 


  

We guarantee to provide families 

with honest advice, rooted in our extensive 

experience of exclusion hearings and appeals, 

about the best approach to take in preparation 

for the Permanent Exclusion Hearing and 

whether the available evidence supports

viable basis for appeal.


We will answer any questions you may have 

about any aspect of this very difficult 

experience for your family, and 

will guide you every step of the way with 

informed, tried-and-tested advice.


Consultancy is provided at a flat rate of 

£40.00 per hour, which we believe offers

excellent value and compares extremely

favourably to the cost of legal advice.


Since every case is unique, the provision

of approximate costs is difficult but at a 

broad estimate we would advise families to

anticipate between fifteen to thirty hours of 

consultancy over up to three months

for a Permanent Exclusion Hearing which 

is subsequently pursued to an Appeal 

to the Local Authority.


For further information on any aspect of 

the exclusion process, follow the link below

or contact our Lead Consultant for Evidencing at

[email protected]


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