Right of Free Appeal - Update

A Level appeal fees update

GRaphic of student disappointed with results, over laid with Update messageWe are thrilled to have received the news that neither schools/colleges nor students will have to pay for appeals.

The Liberal Democrats called for this and we are pleased to see the right decision for students after such enormous failure from the Government and from Gavin Williamson.

Pressure was increasing on the Education Secretary Gavin Williamson while the Liberal Democrats called for his resignation.

Successful appeals are already free, but the Department for Education will also cover the costs of unsuccessful ones

A spokesperson for North Devon Liberal Democrats said:

"This is the right decision for young people in North Devon who had a kick in the teeth form the Government after a tough year. We're also pleased for teachers and school leaders who should have been trusted with their predictions and assessments from the outset. This is proof again that loud voices on the ground - students, teachers, parents and activists - they can and will be heard. It's now important that the process is efficient, effective, and stress-free to support students in what's next - especially those relying on these grades for their next steps."

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