6th Form Admission (Appeal information)
Admission appeals are heard by an independent appeal panel consisting of three members none of whom has any association with Rainham Mark Grammar School or the local education authority. An independent appeal panel is free to make whatever decision it feels is appropriate. Parents/carers are encouraged to attend the hearing and may be accompanied or represented by a friend, adviser, interpreter or signer. If they do not attend, however, the appeal will be heard in their absence and will rely on written representation. Appeals are held in accordance with the School Admission Appeals Code that can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-admissions-appeals-code
Please contact the Admissions Administrator, at Rainham Mark Grammar School, if you have any queries. Please be aware that the date and time of the appeals are organised by the independent appeal panel and not the school.
Further information about admissions in Medway can be obtained from the Medway Admissions Team, Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, ME4 4TR 01634 331110.
There is a national charity called ACE (Advisory Centre for Education), which is supported by the department for children, schools and families who provide free independent advice on the appeals process. Parents can contact the advice line on 0300 0115 142 or for further information visit www.ace-ed.org.uk .
Please complete the 6th form Admission Appeal form Sept 2019 and return to the school office as soon as possible, or email the completed form to Admissions@rmgs.org.uk