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 use the relevant form below:
- Appealing against a decision for a primary school place starting in September 2022
- Appealing against a decision for a secondary school place starting in September 2022
- Appealing against a decision for a school place during an academic year (any year group)
What happens next?
The deadline for Secondary School appeals for the September 2022 intake is Thursday 31 March 2022. The deadline for Reception class appeals is Wednesday 18 May 2022.
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.