school appeal

You have a statutory right to submit an appeal for a place at your preferred school when your application for a place has been unsuccessful.

An appeal form should be automatically sent to you by the local education authority if you are refused a place at a local authority controlled school.  However, you can request an appeal application form by contacting the Clerk to the School Admission Appeals Panel.

An appeal date will be arranged within 40 school days of your appeal being lodged and you will be requested to attend an appeal hearing.

An appeals panel, comprising three independent members, will consider your reasons for the appeal and will decide whether the child can attend the school of your choice. 

The panel members  have a background in education and are independent of the local education authority. The hearing will also be attended by representatives from Democratic Services and the local education authority and/or the school.

A full explanation of the appeal process will be included in the appeal notification letter sent to you.

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