If you have not been offered a place at your preferred school(s) you have the right of appeal against the decision not to allocate your child a place. Accepting the place you have been offered does not affect your right of appeal.
Appeals are heard by an independent panel.
Appeals received after the closing date will by heard within the schedule, if possible.
|Type of school admission||Closing date for receipt of your written appeal:||Your appeal will be heard by:||2017 appeal dates|
Change of school (application at any time other than normal intake)
20 school days after your outcome letter
30 school days after your appeal form is received
|Secondary places for children starting in September 2017||5pm, 6 April 2017||40 school days after closing date||8 May - 16 June 2017|
|Secondary places for children starting in September 2017 - appeal received after 6 April deadline||5pm, 15 June 2017||10 July - 14 July 2017|
|Reception and Junior places for children starting in September 2017||5pm, 18 May 2017||34 school days after closing date||19 June - 7 July 2017|
|Reception and Junior places for children starting in September 2017 - appeal received after 18 May deadline||5pm, 15 June 2017||10 July - 14 July 2017|
For September 2017, closing dates are set 27/28 school days after offer date which will give us 7 weeks and 2 days for secondary appeals so should be able to include all second allocation work as well as on time applications: 5 weeks and 4 days for primary appeals when all second allocation work should also be complete.
Date of appeal
|10 – 21 July 2017||5pm Thursday 15 June 2017|
|5 - 8 September 2017||5pm Thursday 29 June 2017|
|18 - 29 September 2017||5pm Thursday 13 July 2017|
|9 - 20 October 2017||5pm Thursday 14 September 2017|
|30 October - 3 November 2017||5pm Thursday 28 September 2017|
|13 - 17 November 2017||5pm Thursday 12 October 2017|
|27 November - 1 December 2017||5pm Thursday 2 November 2017|
|11 - 15 December 2017||5pm Thursday 23 November 2017|
You will receive 10 school days' notice of the time and date of the appeal hearing.
You will receive a statement before your appeal hearing saying how your application was dealt with, why your child has not been offered a place and why the school is unable to admit another pupil.
Any extra documents you wish to send in to support your appeal must be received by the clerk at least 3 days before the appeal hearing. Failure to do this may result in your appeal hearing being adjourned.
The following schools make arrangements for their own appeals and you should contact the school for details:
If you wish to register an appeal for other authority schools, please contact them directly.
Telephone: (0121) 675 0555 - option 1
Telephone (0121) 704 6693
Telephone (01926) 414143