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School admission appeals

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You have the right to say which school you would prefer your child to go to, but this does not mean that you have the right for your child to be admitted to that school.

 

Admission appeal options

There are several options that you can take if you have been refused a place at your preferred school(s).

  • You may want to do nothing and accept a place at an alternative school.
  • Seek independent advice or help to assist with your admission appeal. Contact The Advisory Centre for Education (ACE) on telephone: 0808 800 5793 or visit the ACE Education website.

Please note: all appellants will receive at least ten school days’ notice of the date of their appeal hearing. Following the appeal, initial decision letters will be sent within five school days of the hearing, wherever possible. Parents will be notified at the appeal hearing if there is likely to be any delay in the posting out of decision letters.

 

Admission appeal timetable for admission September 2018

Main round admission appeals for Secondary School (Year 7 in September 2018)

  • Completed appeal forms must be returned to Democratic Services by 30 March 2018.
  • Appeals will be heard end of May/June 2018.
  • Initial decision letters will be sent to parents and carers immediately after each school’s appeals have been heard. The appeal panel clerk will notify parents and carers at the appeal hearing of the timescale for full decision letters.

Main round admission appeals for Primary School (Reception in September 2018)

  • Completed appeal forms must be returned to Democratic Services by 31 May 2018.
  • Appeals will be heard during June/July 2018.
  • Initial decision letters will be sent to parents and carers immediately after each school’s appeals have been heard. The appeal panel clerk will notify parents and carers at the appeal hearing of the timescale for full decision letters.

Visit the GOV.UK website for further information on school admissions and appeals.