Appeal a school admission decision
On 20 February the County Council agreed its school admission arrangements for 2018-19.
The new arrangements reinstate the previous priority given to pupils living out of catchment who have a sibling connection following the ruling of the School’s adjudicator on 31 January. There are also implications for parents who may have been affected by the sibling priority in 2016, and who have an application in for September 2017. You can read our full statement or view frequently asked questions [PDF] for more information.
If your child is not allocated a place at the school you prefer you have the right to appeal.
The letter you receive telling you that the admission has been refused will contain some information on how to appeal.
Timetable for admission appeals
2016/17 Admissions round
For appeals, such as transfers and in - year admissions for places during the 2016/17 academic year please return your form within 4 weeks of the date of your refusal letter. These appeals will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.
2017/18 Admissions round
|Offer date||Appeals lodged by||Appeals to be heard by|
|Primary||18 April 2017||16 May 2017||18 July 2017|
|Secondary||1 March 2017||28 March 2017||15 June 2017|
Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.
For appeals during the 2017/18 admissions round, you should return your completed form by:
- 16 May 2017 for a Primary School (Reception) and Infant to Junior transfer
- 28 March 2017 for a Secondary School (Year 7).