Appeal a school admission decision

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

2017/18 Admissions round

For appeals, such as transfers and in - year admissions for places during the 2017/18 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.

2018/19 Admissions round

  Offer date Appeals lodged by Appeals to be heard by
Primary 16 April 2018 14 May 2018 16 July 2018
Secondary 1 March 2018 28 March 2018 15 June 2018

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 2018/19 admissions round, you should return your completed form by:

  • 16 May 2018 for a Primary School (Reception) and Infant to Junior transfer
  • 28 March 2018 for a Secondary School (Year 7).

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