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School Admissions (Appeal Tribunals) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

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Regulation 5

SCHEDULE 2

1.  An appeal shall be by notice in writing sent to the board setting out the grounds on which it is made.

2.  Two or more appeal tribunals may sit at the same time.

3.  An appeal tribunal shall give the appellant an opportunity to make written representations and an opportunity of appearing and making oral representations.

4.  An appeal tribunal shall give the Board of Governors by whom the decision under appeal was taken an opportunity to make written representations and shall afford a representative of the Board of Governors an opportunity of appearing and making oral representations.

5.  Subject to paragraph 6, appeals shall be heard in private except where the board determines otherwise.

6.  Where an appeal is in respect of a decision refusing a child admission to a controlled school, a representative of the board may attend the hearing as an observer.

7.  An appeal tribunal may request the Board of Governors by whom the decision under appeal was taken to supply the tribunal with information about admissions and proposed admissions to the school.

8.  In the event of disagreement between the members (including the chairman) of an appeal tribunal the appeal under consideration shall be decided by a simple majority of the votes cast. The chairman and members shall each have a vote.

9.  The decision of an appeal tribunal and the grounds on which it was made shall be communicated by the tribunal in writing to the appellant, the board and the Board of Governors by whom the decision appealed against was made.

10.  Subject to paragraphs 1 to 9, all matters relating to the procedure on appeals, including the time within which they are to be brought, shall be determined by the board.

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