Admissions Appeals

If you have not been offered a place at Richard Challoner School, the law entitles you to appeal against that decision to an Independent Appeal Panel, which is completely independent of the school and the Local Authority.

If you wish to appeal, please write to the address below, stating your grounds for appeal. The Clerk is not involved in the appeal but will pass on details of your appeal to the independent appeal panel:
The Admissions Appeals Clerk,
c/o Richard Challoner School
Manor Drive North
New Malden

The Education Commission (Southwark Diocese) has provided advice, also below, regarding the appeals process, which you may find useful prior to completing the appeal form.

If you have any queries, please submit a contact form to the Admissions Officer alternatively you can contact by telephone on 020 8330 5947.

Timetable for a place in Year 7 to start in September 2021:

  • Deadline for appellants to lodge appeal forms is Monday 26th April 2021. You must state the reasons for your appeal and supply any documentary evidence or supporting material at this stage.
  • The Stage 1 part of the hearing (school statement presentation) will take place on Tuesday, 25th May 2021 at 6:00pm.
  • Part 2 consists of individual private hearings and will take place on Wednesday 26th May, from 9:45am.
  • The invitation letter giving details about your hearing will be sent by the Clerk to the Independent Appeal Panel at least 10 school days before the Stage 1 hearing.
  • Deadline for appellants to submit additional evidence will be Tuesday, 18th May 2021.
  • Decision letters will be issued, wherever possible, within five school days of the hearings.