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St Wilfrid's Catholic School

If your child's application is not offered a place at St Wilfrid's Catholic School, you have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel. Appeals must be made in writing and must outline the reasons on which the appeal is made.


Appeal Documentation

Please visit West Sussex School Appeals website here or alternatively calling them on 033 301 42903.

Appealing is a stringent process where parents present their case as to why they feel their child should be admitted to St Wilfrid's. Each case is heard, privately and confidentially, by an independent panel of professionals, who whilst having good knowledge of the education system, are not affiliated to St Wilfrid's in any way.


Year 7 2024 Appeals

The completed paperwork must be received by West Sussex Appeals no later than 29 March 2024, and will be heard within 40 school days.   The appeals system is operated independently from the school.  Parents/carers have the right to make oral representations to the Appeal Panel.   Appeals will be heard from Monday 20 May to Thursday 23 May 2024.


‚ÄčLate application appeals will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.


In Year Appeals

Appeals resulting from in-year admission applications will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.


School Contact

If you have any questions about the school appeal process, please contact the Admissions Department by email or 01294 425185.