What you can appeal and how to make an appeal.
Appeals will be held using Zoom. You'll need access to a computer, tablet or phone to take part remotely. We will provide you with all the information you need and we will have colleagues to provide you with technical support.
If you are not able to use Zoom please contact us to discuss alternative ways we may be able to conduct your appeal such as telephone conference, by written submission in your absence or in person.
If you're refused a place for your child at your preferred school you have the right to appeal against the decision of the Admission Authority.
Making an appeal
You must include your written reasons for appealing the school's decision when submitting your appeal.
This is because a school appeal cannot be set up with only the information from a third party such as the child's school.
School admission appeals resources
Choose the school admission appeals advice for your child.
The advice on these pages and documents will guide you through making an appeal.
Primary school new reception admission appeals
Junior school admission appeals
Secondary school new year 7 admissions appeals
pdf School admission appeals guidance notes for parents (157 KB)
Advice for parents and guardians on school admission appeals (GOV.UK) Go to https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gov.uk%2Fgovernment%2Fpublications%2Fadmission-appeals-for-school-places%2Fadvice-for-parents-and-guardians-on-school-admission-appeals&data=05%7C01%7C%7C73bb8a3c8b7f4c742f3c08db0df673a7%7C6378a7a50f214482aee0897eb7de331f%7C0%7C0%7C638119124374627861%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=8sHolIq%2BJyo0KasIraQ4slbZqYR2xbCE9MFoXuQREJw%3D&reserved=0 (opens new window)