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School appeals

How to make a school appeal

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.

What happens after I have completed an appeal form?

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.

Independent appeals for academies, voluntary aided and free schools

The following schools make arrangements for their own appeals and you should contact the school for details:

  • All Catholic Primary and Secondary voluntary aided schools
  • Blue Coat Church of England School and Music College,
  • Caludon Castle
  • Ernesford Grange
  • Finham Park School
  • Finham Park 2
  • Leigh Church of England Primary
  • Sidney Stringer Academy
  • St Bartholomew’s Church of England primary
  • St John's Church of England Primary
  • St Laurence’s Church of England Primary
  • Stanton Bridge Primary School
  • Stretton Church of England Academy
  • The Westwood Academy
  • West Coventry Academy
  • Whitley Academy

To register an appeal for other authority schools

If you wish to register an appeal for other authority schools, please contact them directly.

Birmingham City Council

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Warwickshire County Council

School appeals


Tel: 024 7697 2647

Room 79
Council House
Earl Street

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