“ Whatever you do in word or deed,
do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
Colossians 3:17

2021 Reception Appeals


The Blue School’s Reception Appeals are being co-ordinated by Richmond Borough Council for 2021/22.
1) Parents wishing to appeal should visit the following link for the online appeal form and guidance notes which can be found on the Richmond Council’s website. The online appeal form allows for appellants to upload supporting documents and any appeals submitted online are automatically acknowledged.

2)  Any parents with specific queries or requiring a paper copy of the appeal form should contact the Appeals Service. The Service can either be contacted on 020 8871 7183 or education.appeals@richmond.gov.uk.   Parents are asked to return completed forms paper forms to the Appeals Service in York House.

3) The Appeals Service will forward to the school contact officer any completed forms we receive along with any supporting documents.

Primary School Admission Appeals Timetable 2021

September 2021 entry

Appeals resulting from transfer applications for admission to Reception or for transferring from an infant to a junior school for September 2021 will be heard according to the following timetable:



National Offer Day

16th April 2021

Date by which an appeal must be submitted

24th May 2021

Dates when appeals will be heard

All appeals received by 24th May 2021 will be heard on weekdays in July
(excluding school holidays).

Dates when appellants will be sent notification of their appeal hearing

10 school days in advance of the hearing

Date by which the Clerk sends appeal papers to the parents, the panel and the admission authority.

7 clear working days before the appeal hearing

Deadline for appellants to submit additional evidence

8.00am 5 working days before the appeal hearing.

Decision letters sent to the Appellants. 

Within 5 school days of the appeal hearing (whenever possible)


Appeals lodged after 24th May 2021 will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of the appeal being received, whichever is the later date.