Hong Kong’s education system follows that of the United Kingdom, and although the allocation model is similar, even the appeal mechanism is quite the same.
On the day of school assignment, parents will receive a letter from the school to inform you of the school's decision. Successful entry, of course, is happy and rejected, and it is not the end of the world like Li Xiangqin.
If the child is denied admission and the parents are dissatisfied with the decision, they can file an appeal (Appeals). In the same school letter, there will be a detailed list of relevant appeal procedures and mechanisms. Each time you are rejected, you can only appeal once. In other words, parents cannot file a comprehensive appeal against the decisions of different schools.
According to the regulations, the admissions department of the school must allow parents to file an appeal at least 20 school days after the decision is issued. Before the deadline for the appeal, you can submit any information and evidence that is helpful for the appeal. If you submit it later than the deadline, it may not be considered, and your hearing may be postponed.
For the same school and the same grade position, parents can only apply for an appeal once a year. However, if the admission agency accepts the student's second application due to a major change in the year, then just live with this application and you can file a second appeal within the same academic year.
If the school assigns you a place, but it is not the grade you want, you have no right to appeal it. Of course, parents can complain about this through the formal complaint procedure.
So, when will the hearing take place?
The admissions department must issue a hearing notice to the parents at least 10 school days in advance, and the appeal hearing must be conducted within 40 working days after the appeal deadline. At the hearing, there will be an independent appeal panel of more than three people, similar to a jury, to hear the arguments and evidence of both parties. The school’s admissions department will explain why they rejected your application, and parents must also provide strong reasons why your child should be admitted.
The independent appeal panel will determine whether the school’s admission standards have been properly complied with, and will also examine whether it complies with the local government and school’s admission rules. If the school does not comply, the appeal will be straightforward; if the child’s reason for admission is better than the school’s non-admission If any child’s reason is stronger, your appeal will be straightened. After the hearing, the school’s decision is usually received within five working days.
As for infant classes, there is also an appeal mechanism. If a parent decides to appeal the admission result of a kindergarten school, the same procedure is required. Generally speaking, in preschool, first grade and second grade in the UK, the class size is limited to 30 students. If all classes already have 30 students, your application may be rejected.
Therefore, only in the following circumstances, the parents' appeal will have a chance to be straightened:
· Give your children a place, which will not increase the class size beyond the limit
· The school did not follow the admission arrangements properly
· Admission standards do not comply with school admissions rules
When deciding to appeal, parents also recommend that they consider accepting admission notices from any school to ensure that in case the appeal fails, there are still places for places. Accepting an offer from another school will not affect the appeal application, and the appeal process will not restrict other options.
The school’s admissions arrangements can be found on the school’s or local government’s website.
Different types of schools have different admission authorities (admission authorities), for example:
· The admission agency of Community Schools is the local government;
· The admission agency of Voluntary Controlled Schools is also the local government;
· The admission institution of Foundation Schools is its governing body;
· The admission institution of Voluntary Aided Schools is also its governing body;
· The admission institution of Academies is the academy trust.
Both Academies and Free Schools are managed by charitable trusts and are usually understood as Academy Trusts.
When the school receives more than the number of applications, it means that not every child can successfully enroll. Admission agencies will determine who will receive the quota in accordance with their admission criteria, also known as over subscription criteria.
To ensure fairness and transparency, admission agencies must allocate places according to their published admission criteria, and relevant information can be found on the school or local council website. Parents may wish to read carefully when preparing to enroll in school.
Here, of course, I hope that the children of readers can enroll in their favorite schools, but sometimes people are not as good as the sky. Learn more about the mechanism and prepare a different contingency plan. Facing any result, you can naturally be calm and comfortable. face.