Any student not offered a place with us has a right of appeal to an Independent Appeals Panel. The appeals process conforms to the School Admission Appeals Code and is binding on all parties. The appeals panel members are independent of UTC South Durham.

We provide guidance for parents and young people about how the appeal process works and a named contact who can answer any enquiries they may have and ensure that they are invited to attend the hearing.

The appeals process is independently administered and clerked. Appeals should be made in writing to Andrea Heslop, c/o University of Sunderland, Faculty of Education and Society, Forster Building, City Campus, Chester Road, Sunderland SR1 3SD, to arrive not later than 20 days from the date of notification that the application was unsuccessful. The form can also be emailed to:


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