Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on appeals

We are in the process of making arrangements for appeals to be considered by the Independent Appeal Panel and shall contact parents directly with details as soon as possible.

Appeal a school admission decision

1. Your right to appeal

Parents can express a preference for a school for their child, but they do not have the right to a place at a particular school.

If you are a parent and you have applied for a school place for your child and the admission authority has refused your application, you have the right to appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel.

You are responsible for: making your appeal; explaining why you want the particular school place to the Appeal Panel and providing written information in support of your appeal.

There are important deadlines for making your appeal and submitting your evidence.

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Last updated: 12 April 2021

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