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St Simon Stock Catholic School

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Appeals Procedure


Parents whose applications for places are unsuccessful may appeal to an independent Appeal panel, set up in accordance with Sections 88 and 94 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.


If you wish to lodge an appeal, please complete the Secondary School Appeal Form:

You should return the form to the school for the attention of the Admissions Officer.  You should include any evidence or supporting material with your appeal form and you must give the grounds for your appeal at the time you lodge your appeal.    

You may appeal for more than one school.


For further information, please contact the Admissions Officer, Mrs Burgess,


Appeals for Year 7 September 2023

If your child is due to start secondary school in September 2023, you can appeal if you are refused a place at one of your preferred schools on National Offer Day (Wednesday 1 March 2023).


Please click here for more information on how to appeal.


You need to submit your appeal before Tuesday 28 March 2023 for it to be considered by Thursday 15 June 2023. Any appeals received after this time will be heard within 40 school days from the deadline, or where reasonably possible in line with updated guidance from the Department for Education.


For late applications, appeals should be heard within 40 school days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged where reasonably possible in line with updated guidance from the Department for Education. Please visit


Appeals for St Simon Stock that have been lodged before 28 March 2023 will be heard on Thursday 15 June 2023.

Key Dates 
National Offer DayWednesday 1 March 2023
Welcome from named schoolFrom Friday 3 March 2023 
Parental Deadline for Late Applications and Waiting List RequestsWednesday 15 March 2023
Parental Deadline for Accepting/Refusing the offered placeWednesday 15 March 2023
Deadline for Lodging AppealsTuesday 28 March 2023

Reallocation Round

Places offered by KCC from Waiting List

Any waiting list requests after 25 April should be made direct to the school
Tuesday 25 April 2023
 Appeals to be heardThursday 15 June 2023


Our Values



Prayer & Faith




We must ‘Go and do likewise’, to serve the needs of others.

We are ‘One Body in Christ’, inclusive and welcoming to all.

We are called to ‘be constant in prayer’ to discern God’s love. Students are invited to faith, participating in regular acts of workshop as forms, classes, year groups, and a school.

Students are expected to be hopeful, showing respect to themselves, their peers, teachers and the environment.

Students are expected to be charitable through acts of service in school and the wider community.

Students are expected to maintain a scholarly attitude in all lessons and work to the best of their ability and engage where they can in extra-curricular activities.


Trust Information

St Simon Stock Catholic School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Simon Stock Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.