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The Marsh Academy

Admissions

September Admissions

Parents wishing to apply for a place in Year 7 starting in September will need to either apply online at online admissions or fill in a Secondary Common Application Form (SCAF) available from all Kent primary schools.  

If you have not been offered a place at the Marsh Academy, the law entitles you to appeal against that decision to an Independent Appeal Panel. This panel is completely independent of the school and the Local Authority. The appeals are held at the school. Please note that some of the arrangements for appeals are different to previous years.

If you wish to appeal, please download an Appeal Form  from the school’s website.  Please do NOT use the Kent County Council form.  In addition, it is suggested that you download the explanatory leaflet about appeals. Please read this leaflet carefully. 

You should include any evidence or supporting material with your appeal form and you MUST give the grounds for your appeal at the time you lodge your appeal form. Your appeal form will not be accepted unless you state the grounds for your appeal. You may appeal for more than one school.

  

In-Year Admissions

Parents wishing to apply to The Marsh Academy will need to complete the attached two application forms. Both forms must be returned to the The Marsh Academy and marked for the attention of the Admission Officer.  

 IYCAF Form              Application Form

Post-16 Admissions

Please see the Post-16 area of the website for more information about Post-16 admissions.

Appeal Dates & Information

If you have not been offered a place at The Marsh Academy, the law entitles you to appeal against that decision to an Independent Appeal Panel. This panel is completely independent of the school and the Local Authority. Until further notice, these appeals are held online using Zoom Video conferencing or you can opt to join the hearing by telephone. 

The closing date for appeals is 20 school days after the refusal letter.

If you wish to appeal you need to use the online form.  Please do NOT use ANY other appeal form. We would suggest that you download or read online the 36-page explanatory booklet about appeals before you complete the appeal form.  Once your form is submitted online, you should receive a confirmation email within 5 minutes.  If you do not, please email clerk@educationappeals.com

You MUST give the grounds for your appeal at the time you lodge your appeal form.  Your appeal form will not be accepted unless you state the grounds for your appeal. Any evidence or supporting material can be uploaded, but the online form will only accept, word, PDF and JPEG documents. You may appeal for more than one school.

The ‘in year’ timetable for appeals is as follows: -

  • Appeals are heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged. 
  • You will normally be given 10 school days notice of the hearing, but parents have the option to waive this right. 
  • The school’s prejudice to education cases is normally sent about a week before the hearing.
  • Five copies of any additional information must be posted to the Clerk at least 5 school days before the hearing. (Clerk to IAP, PO Box 367, Cuffley, Herts, EN6 4XZ)
  • Usually, parents receive the panel’s decision letter 5 school days after the hearing.

APPEALS BOOKLET click here

APPEAL FORM click here

APPEAL FORM, SIXTH FORM ONLY click here

Downloads

Page Downloads Date  
Determined Admission Arrangements 2020 27th Aug 2019 Download
Determined Admission Arrangements 2021 29th Jun 2020 Download