Before you appeal a school admission decision

Before you appeal

Read our guidance on how to appeal:

If you are appealing for an academy, voluntary aided or free school, please check that we hold appeals for the school. If the school is not on the drop down list in the online form, we do not arrange appeals for it. If you are unsure please check the link below or call 0300 500 80 80 for guidance.

Please only submit your appeal after you have received a letter or email informing you that you have been refused a place at the school.

Prepare your reasons for wanting a place for your child at the school.

Gather any evidence you wish to submit along with your appeal.

When submitting an appeal form

Check the contact details you have included are correct. We will use these details to keep in touch with you and let you know what the appeal panel’s decision is. Please make sure you give us your correct address and postcode.

When completing the appeal form please make sure you tell us how you would like your appeal arranged, via video call, face to face (at County Hall, West Bridgford) or either of these.

Appeal Portal

Before you can give us the details of your appeal you will be asked to set up an appeals account using your email address and a password. You will be sent a verification email which you will need to read and click a link to activate your account. You only need to set up an account once. After this is done you will be able to sign into your account and make your appeal and view the details you have given. In the future you will be able to sign into your account to find out how your appeal is progressing.

Continue to the appeal form

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