Admission to Harlington Lower School is arranged through the co-ordinated scheme operated by the School’s Governing Body and the Local Authority School Admissions Service who will act in an administrative capacity to ensure that parents are not offered multiple places. These arrangements follow the general principles laid down in the School Standards and Framework Act.
If you wish to appeal against a decision to refuse a place for your child at this school you can appeal online or in writing. A Parent’s Guide to the appeals process with a full timetable can be found on The Central Bedfordshire website here: https://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/info/5/school_admissions/500/school_admission_appeals
For appeals during the 2023/24 admissions round (to start Reception in September 2023), you should return your completed form to Central Bedfordshire Council by the date stated on your offer letter.
Primary Appeals Timetable – 2023/24 Admissions Round
Offer Date: 17 April 2023
Deadline for lodging appeals: as stated on your offer letter.
The School Admission Appeal Code advises that Admission authorities must ensure that appeals lodged by the appropriate deadlines are heard within the following timescales:
• In-Year Admission Appeals must be heard within 30 school days of being lodged
• For children due to start school or move into the next tier of school, appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals.
• Late appeals which do not meet the deadlines, and appeals made at any other time of year, will be heard within 30 school days of being submitted