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Sir Norton Knatchbull - 1637


Prospective parents should firstly contact their son’s primary school for a Headteacher’s Appeal and also ensure The Norton Knatchbull School has been named on their common application form.

KCC will issue offer letters to all parents of prospective Year 7 students on 1st March 2023, which will state the school that the child has been allocated. Parents who are not happy with the school that their child has been allocated can appeal this decision. The letter issued by KCC will include details of how to appeal against that decision together with a clear timetable outlining the deadlines for this process.

You are unable to appeal for a secondary school place until after National Offer Day (1 March 2023).

If you want to appeal for a place at The Norton Knatchbull School you should send your appeal form, and all supporting evidence, to the PA to the Headteacher, after 1 March 2023 and by 28 March 2023. This should be sent to the email address

An appeal form can be found below, along with our guidance notes, defence statement and frequently asked questions, which we would encourage you to review before completing your appeal form.

If you have any questions arising from the Appeals Guidance document then please contact Mr Trafford, Primary Liaison Lead at NKS via


You are unable to appeal for a secondary school place until after National Offer Day (1 March 2023).

If your child is due to start secondary school in September 2023 you can appeal between 1 March 2023 and 28 March 2023 for it to be considered during April to June 2023. For applications made in the normal admission round, appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals.  For late applications, appeals should be heard within 40 school days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeals being lodged.

Please note that The Norton Knatchbull School uses KCC for its appeals and therefore, any parents who wish to appeal for a place at NKS for September 2023 should contact KCC if they have any queries regarding this process.

Call 03000 41 42 22 , visit or email for support.