Admissions Appeals

If you have applied for a place at Hoe Valley and your child is not allocated a place, you have the right to appeal. The letter you receive from Surrey County Council (if you are applying for a place in Year 7 prior to 1st September 2023), or direct from Hoe Valley School if you are applying for an in-year place, will contain information on how to appeal. Hoe Valley School has signed up to the Surrey County Council Appeals Service. You can contact the Appeals Service on 020 8541 8092 or you can email them at


School Admission Appeals Timetable

In year or immediate entry appeals

Appeals resulting from in year admission applications will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged. Appeals are heard on a face to face basis, if you have difficulties attending please contact the School Appeals Service.  Once your appeal is lodged, the Appeals Service will contact with arrangements for the hearing on a case by case basis.


Appeals for entry to Year 7 in September 2023 resulting from year of entry or transfer applications: 

School Offer Appeals lodged by Appeals to be heard by
Secondary 1 March 2023 29 March 2023 15 June 2023 (40 School days)
Primary 17 April 2023 16 May 2023 18 July 2023 (40 School days)

NB: Appeals will not start being heard until after the relevant closing date has passed.

Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.

Appellants will be sent notification of their appeal hearing at least 10 clear school days in advance of the hearing.  Appellants will be sent a copy of the school’s case 7 clear working days in advance of the hearing.

Appellants must ensure that any further evidence not included with their initial appeal, is received by 5pm on the day notified in the letter with details of the hearing.  Any additional evidence or information received after this date might not be considered at the appeal hearing.