Please note that the Government has introduced temporary changes to the School Admission Appeal Regulations 2012 for managing appeals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Please find below the documents confirming the process to be followed by the local authority:
If it has not been possible to offer your child a place at your preferred school, the City Council will write to you to explain the reasons why it was not possible to offer you a place at your preferred school and the process for appealing against this decision. More information on timescales and ways to register an appeal.
The School Appeals Team is responsible for administering the arrangements for appeals for Community Schools and ensuring that they are heard by an Independent Appeal Panel made up of people who have no connection at all with the original decision.
The responsibility for appeals for Academy, Trust and Voluntary Aided Schools rests with the individual schools. Parents who are refused places will be advised of the arrangements for making an appeal or should contact the school.
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.
If your appeal for a school is unsuccessful, you may not appeal for the same school within an academic year unless there has been a material or significant change to your circumstances.