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.

Your case will be heard by an Independent Appeals Panel

Please note: You must make an application and be refused a place at each school you stated as a preference before you can make an appeal for that school.

After completing the 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.

School appeals

Address: Council House
Earl Street

Telephone: 024 7697 2647