Leeds City Council must publish a timetable for organising and hearing appeals on their website by 28 February each year.

A summary of the key deadlines and timescales are shown below and a full guide to parents on appeals can be found in the following link.

The appeals timetable:

a) includes a deadline for lodging appeals which allows appellants at least 20 school days from the date of notification that their application was unsuccessful to prepare and lodge their written appeal;

b) ensures that appellants receive at least 14 school days’ notice of their appeal hearing;

c) includes reasonable deadlines for appellants to submit additional evidence, for admission authorities to submit their evidence, and for the clerk to send appeal papers to the panel and parties;

d) ensures that decision letters are sent within five school days of the hearing wherever possible.