Admissions & Appeals

Mercer’s Wood Academy is a Primary school serving children aged 4-11 years. Children transfer to the school at the beginning of Foundation Stage/Reception.

To apply for a place at the school (either for the beginning of Year FS or mid-year) you will need to complete an admission form which is available online from Lincolnshire County Council at or, alternatively you can make a telephone application or contact Lincolnshire County Council for a paper form by telephoning the LCC Education Team on 01522 782030.
Appeals Timetable

Tall Oaks Academy Trust is the Admission Authority for Castle Wood Academy, Mercer’s Wood Academy and White’s Wood Academy. Lincolnshire County Council will hear appeals for all academies.

Appeals will be heard in office hours during school term times.

When there are several appeals for the Academy we will always try to group them together.

In planning appeals we will try to avoid times when parents tell us they are unavailable, but this is not always possible where there are several appeals for the Academy.

Appeals received after the deadline will still be heard though may not be heard with those appeals received before the deadline.

It is important to submit your appeal as soon as possible so that it can be heard at the first available opportunity. It is also in your best interests to do this as decisions are made after each set of appeals and no account will be taken of any appeals not yet heard.

It is therefore possible that if your appeal is not heard until a later date, decisions will already have been made by the Appeal Panel which could have resulted in an increase in the number of pupils attending the Academy.

Appeals Process

If you would like to appeal you should tell us as soon as possible that you wish to do so.

Your appeal should be acknowledged within 5 working days. If you do not receive an acknowledgement please contact the Admission Authority for the school.

A date for your appeal will be received.

At least seven working days before the appeal you will receive the Admission Authority’s appeal statement explaining why your child has not been admitted.

At least three working days before the appeal you will receive the names of the Panel members and Clerk.

On the day of the appeal, please remember to bring everything relating to your appeal.

You will be notified in writing of the Appeal Panel’s decision.