On 1st March 2021, Blackpool & Lancashire Local Authorities will inform parents of the secondary school their child has been allocated to. Not all parents will necessarily receive their first choice of school. For September 2021, the full allocation of 210 student places has been made at St Mary’s Catholic Academy. If your child has not been allocated a place at St Mary’s and you would like to secure a place for them, please follow the process below. We would strongly advise you not to reject the place at the school your child has been allocated until you hear the outcome of the Appeals process.
From 1st March 2021: Appeals forms are available from Mrs Holden by phoning 01253 396286 or by writing to:
St Mary’s Catholic Academy,
St Walburga’s Road,
By the 9th April 2021: Appeal forms to be received by St Mary’s Catholic Academy, in order to be heard in the first round of hearings. Appeal forms can be submitted after this deadline but the hearing will not be held until later in the year.
Any additional documents that parents/carers wish to provide (i.e. medical evidence or baptismal certificate should be sent with the Appeals Form.
By 21st May 2021: Notification of appeal hearing will be sent to parents/carers.
By 16th June 2021: Appeals that have been submitted by 9th April 2021 will be heard by Independent Appeals Panels.
By 4th June 2021: Deadline for appeals forms received after 9th April for the second round of appeals hearings.
By 25th June 2021: Notification of the second round of appeal hearings will be sent to parents/carers.