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Admissions Appeals

Year 7 Appeals for 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 1st March 2023).

You need to submit your appeal before Tuesday 28th March 2023 for it to be considered by Thursday 15th 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.

MNS Appeal Form 2023Scheme StatementFAQs High Schools Main Round Appeals 2023

Maplesden Noakes Secondary Admission Defence Statement

In Year Admission Appeals

If you would like to appeal the decision not to offer your child a place at The Maplesden Noakes School following an In Year Application please complete the Form in the link below.

In Year Appeal Form

Please send the completed Form as well as any additional evidence to us either via email at or via post:

FAO Admissions (Appeals)

The Maplesden Noakes School

Buckland Road

Great Buckland



ME16 0TJ

Please ensure you have read the 'MNS Appeals FAQ' document you would have been sent with your notification regarding the outcome of your In Year Application before submitting your appeal.

Once your appeal has been processed it will be heard by an independent panel within 30 school days.

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