Appeal Process – Bundle maximum page numbers

Normally your Bundle would be sent by the Tribunal Officers on behalf of the LA using the email address send.appeals@surreycc.gov.uk  Where cases are more complex the Bundle maybe sent by the SCC Legal Services Team.  The Bundle should never be sent via a secure site like egress.

The local authority can email the bundle to sendbundles@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk

Taken form SEND 40 form:

Number of pages of evidence

In addition to the core Tribunal Bundle (Part A) and EHCP plus appendices if applicable in a SEN appeal (Part B), both parties will be automatically entitled to submit a limited number of pages of evidence depending on the type of appeal or claim registered by the Tribunal. This will be taken from the information on the registration form.

The limits for each party are:

Refusal to carry out an EHC Needs Assessment/reassessment appeals 100 pages each party
Refusal to issue an EHC Plan 100 pages each party
Appeal against Section B and/or Section F of an EHC Plan – specification of special educational needs and/or special educational provision 100 pages in total each party
Appeal against Section I of an EHC Plan – educational placement 75 pages each party
Decision to Cease to Maintain an EHC Plan 75 pages each party Plus, if also appealing sections of the EHC plan: Sections B and/or F = 100 pages each party Section I = 75 pages each party
Appeal following Annual Review decision = page limits applicable for Parts/Sections under appeal i.e. Section B, F & I = 100 + 75 = 175 pages each per party or Section B and/or F = 100 pages each per party
Request for the Tribunal to make a Recommendation concerning health issues under the National Trial 50 pages each party
Request for the Tribunal to make a Recommendation concerning social care issues under the National Trial 50 pages each party
Claim of disability discrimination 200 pages each per party

These are the maximum numbers of pages automatically allowed as evidence in the appeal or claim. Most cases will require fewer pages of evidence. The page limits given are not a target numbers of expected pages.