Scout Road Academy - Admission Appeals

Admissions policy

Admission appeals for Scout Road Academy are managed by the Admissions Officer, Children and Young People's Services.

It is the Authority's aim to offer your child a place at your preferred school. However, if more applications are received than there are places available at your preferred school, and your child is not offered a place at that school after applying the admission criteria, you have the right to appeal to an Independent Appeals Panel. These panels are set up in accordance with the requirements of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 the School Admission Appeals Code.

It is not necessary to provide full details of your reasons for appealing at this stage. Further information regarding the appeal process will be provided by the relevant admissions authority.

  • To appeal for a place at Scout Road Academy:
    • Write to the Academy (the admissions authority) up until 31st March 2024, as from 1st April 2024 all appeals should be directed to: The Admission Appeals Clerk, Together Learning Trust, c/o The Brooksbank School, Victoria Road, Elland, HX5 0QG or email



      Appeals should be addressed to the Admissions Officer Academy within 20 school days of receiving the decision letter from the local authority. 


      The Academy Trust shall ensure that parents and ‘relevant children’ will have the right of appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel. The Appeals Panel will be Independent of the Academy Trust and is at present a panel set up by Calderdale MBC.


      Parents will receive advanced notification of the date and time of their appeal hearing, to which they can go and make their case. If they wish, parents may be accompanied by an advisor or friend who can be a locally elected politician.


      Following the appeal, the Clerk to the independent appeals panel will write to parents with the decision and full reasons for the decision. The decision of the independent appeals panel is binding and final.

You may present your appeal in person or have someone else present the case for you, or request that a written appeal be considered.

The Appeals Panel will take all your reasons and the admission authority's admission arrangements into consideration when reaching its decision. The Appeals Panel's decision will be completely independent of any previous decision taken by the admissions authority and will be binding upon all parties, that is the Local Authority (governors in the case of foundation schools and voluntary aided, academy trusts in the case of academies) and the parents/guardians.

Only one appeal per school, in the same academic year, will be considered unless the relevant admissions authority believes there have been significant changes in circumstances relevant to the application. Appeals for multiple schools can be submitted.