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3. Appeal panels
The Independent Appeal Panel must always be constituted in accordance with paragraph 1.7 of the School Admission Appeals Code 2022.
The panel who will decide your appeal will consist of 3 independent panel members. The panel must include at least one member from each of the 2 categories:
- lay people
- people with experience in education
The panel will have the benefit of an Independent Clerk with legal knowledge to advise them during the hearing and the decision process and to take notes of the same. The Independent Clerk will be responsible for sending out the decision letters within 7 calendar days of the decision being made, wherever possible.
In the case of multiple or grouped appeals for the same school, the appeal panel’s decision will not be made until all of the appeals for the same school scheduled at that time have been heard.