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.

How to appeal

Please complete the appeals form.

An appeal form should be automatically sent to you if you are refused a place at a local authority controlled school.  Alternatively, you can download the form now.

What happens next?

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 us.

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