When are the appeals heard?
Someone local may know when the appeals are usually held. The only legal requirement is as follows:
Secondary admissions round â€“ appeals for on-time applications (i.e. those relating to decisions sent on national offer day) must be heard by 6 July or the next working day, if 6 July falls on a weekend.
I'm afraid this means the admission authority is free to choose any time in the summer term (but no later than early July).
if we win the appeal (i know it is not very likely), would we and any other successul people, then be allocated a place BEFORE they start offering to people on the waiting list. OR would the refused places already have been re allocated before the hearings take place?
Good question! The two processes must continue independently of one another. If the waiting list vacancy occurs first, then the place must be offered - it cannot be held back pending appeals.