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September Admissions

Parents wishing to apply for a place in Year 7 starting in September will need to either apply online at 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.


The timetable for appeals is as follows:


Last day for lodging appeal forms for a place in year 7 to start in September 2018

4 pm on Thursday 29 March 2018.  Any appeal forms received after this date will be considered a late appeal and may not be heard until September 2018.  You MUST state the reasons for your appeal and supply any documentary evidence at this stage. 

The stage 1 part of the hearing (with other parents present) will take place at the Academy

Wednesday 30 May 2018 at the Marsh Academy at 9 am. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS HALF TERM.

Part 2, the individual private hearings will take place on

Wednesday 30 May 2018 at the Marsh Academy from 9 45 am. Letters of invitation will include a specific appointment time.

Invitation letter giving details about your hearing will be sent by the Clerk to the Independent Appeal Panel

Ten days before stage 1 hearing

Any additional  or supporting evidence

Wednesday 23 May 2018.  You are advised that additional paperwork received on the day of the appeal hearing will not be taken into account.   Please provide the Clerk with FIVE copies of any additional evidence.  All such evidence to be submitted in A4 format and NOT bound. But may be stapled on the top left hand corner.

Letter from the Clerk informing you of the decision of the independent appeal panel

By 6 June 2018


In year appeals

These appeals are heard within 30 school days of the appeal form being lodged with the Clerk.  Unless you waive this right, you will be given 10 school days’ notice of the hearing.  Additional evidence must be sent to the Clerk to the panel not later than 5 working days before the hearing. Decision letters are dispatched 5 working days after the hearing.


In-Year Admissions

Parents wishing to apply to The Marsh Academy will need to complete the attached two application forms. One must be returned directly to us and the other to Kent County Council using the address on the form. 

 IYCAF Form              Application Form 


Post-16 Admissions

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




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