What you can appeal and how to make an appeal.

Impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on Education Appeals

School admission appeal hearings continue to be affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.  As a result of the temporary regulations (School Admissions (England) (Coronavirus) (Appeals Arrangements) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021), we  will continue to offer virtual appeal hearings to all appellants. 
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.

Primary school new reception admission appeals

Secondary school new year 7 admissions appeals

In year admission appeals

pdf School admission appeals guidance notes for parents (173 KB)

Contact information

School admissions

Bristol City Council
PO Box 3399
Bristol BS1 9NE

To contact us, fill in our school admissions contact form.

Tel: 0117 903 7694

Opening Hours

Telephones: 9am - 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am - 4.30pm Friday.