School appeals

In year appeal form

A change of school at any time other than the normal intake to Primary starting Reception or Secondary starting Year 7.

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 received after the closing date will be heard within the schedule, if possible. 

Please note: The deadlines for submitting appeals are shown below. However, as a result of the requirement for the introduction of temporary regulations by Government to enable school appeals to continue during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak there has been a delay in hearing appeals submitted. The temporary amendments to the regulations provide some additional flexibility when dealing with appeals during the outbreak, and help to ensure that appeal timetables work in light of school closures. Once your appeal has been received, we will contact you as soon as possible to confirm arrangements, including dates, which in some cases may not follow the schedule of appeal dates shown.

Appeal dates
Type of school admission Closing date for receipt of your written appeal: Your appeal will be heard by:

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

In-year transfer school appeals 2019/2020

Deadline date

Date of appeal

Friday 10 July 2020, 5pm

21 - 25 September 2020
Friday 28 August 2020, 5pm 5 - 9 October 2020
Friday 11 September 2020, 5pm To be confirmed
Friday 25 September 2020, 5pm 19 - 23 October 2020
Friday 9 October 2020, 5pm 9 - 13 November 2020
Friday 23 October 2020 5pm 23 - 27 November 2020
Friday 13 November 2020, 5pm 14 - 18 December 2020
Friday 27 November 2020, 5pm 4 - 8 January 2021
Friday 18 December 2020, 5pm 18 - 22 January 2021
Friday 8 January 2021, 5pm 1 - 5 February 2021
Friday 22 January 2021, 5pm 22 - 26 February 2021


School appeals

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 024 7697 2647

Room 79
Council House
Earl Street

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