School admissions - appeals
If you are not allocated a place at a school you name as a preferred school on your application form, you have the right to appeal against this decision.
Please read the admission appeals booklet (PDF, 79kb) which provides information around the appeals process before completing the appeal form.
How do I appeal?
You can submit an appeal by completing our school admission appeal online form.
If you wish to include any copies of supporting documentation with your appeal, you can upload the documents online.
If you have any queries about the appeals process more generally please contact us.
School admission appeal timetable 2016
A provisional timetable of appeal hearing dates (PDF, 21kb) is provided for your reference.
Primary and junior school places for 2016
The closing date for submitting admission appeals for 2016/17 admission is 18 May 2016. We will endeavour to hear all appeals received by the deadline, by the end of the summer term.
Secondary school places for 2016
The closing date for submitting admission appeals for Year 7 September 2016 is 15 April 2016. We will endeavour to hear all appeals received by the deadline, by the end of the summer term.
School admission appeals panel
What is the school admission appeals panel?
School Admission Appeal Panels determine appeals lodged by parents where their child is not offered a place at their preferred school.
Who is on the panel?
Each appeal panel is made up of two categories of people:
- People who have not worked in a school except as a governor or volunteer
- People who are experienced in education, such as teachers, teaching assistants or parents of registered pupils
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer member of the panel please see the following documents for further information:
- Appeal panel members – information booklet (PDF, 195kb)
- Panel member case study – Bob Hook (PDF, 30kb)
- Appeal panel members – application form (PDF, 44kb)