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:||2018 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 2018||5pm, 12 April 2018||35 school days after closing date||8 May - 15 June 2018|
|Secondary places for children starting in September 2018 - appeal received after 12 April deadline||5pm, 14 June 2018||9 July - 13 July 2018|
|Reception and Junior places for children starting in September 2018||5pm, 17 May 2018||31 school days after closing date||18 June - 6 July 2018|
|Reception and Junior places for children starting in September 2018 - appeal received after 17 May deadline||5pm, 14 June 2018||
9 July - 13 July 2018
Date of appeal
|15 – 19 January 2018||5pm Thursday 7 December 2017|
|29 January - 2 February 2018||5pm Thursday 4 January 2018|
|12 - 16 February 2018||5pm Thursday 18 January 2018|
|5 - 9 March 2018||5pm Thursday 1 February 2018|
|19 - 23 March 2018||5pm Thursday 22 February 2018|
|16 - 20 April 2018||5pm Thursday 8 March 2018|
|30 April - 4 May 2018||5pm Thursday 22 March 2018|
|14 - 18 May 2018||5pm Thursday 19 April 2018|
|4 - 8 June 2018||5pm Thursday 3 May 2018|
|18 - 22 June 2018||5pm Thursday 24 May 2018|
|9 - 20 July 2018||5pm Thursday 14 June 2018|
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.