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How to appeal for a school place

School admissions appeals

If we are not able to offer your child a place at your preferred school you will be advised of your right of appeal. You are only able to appeal for a school if you have applied for that school and been refused a place there in a letter.

The appeal is heard by an independent panel and any decision they make is binding on the admission authority, the school and you. Appeal papers and the Parents' guide leaflet are available to download below. You will need to complete a separate appeal form for each school, with individual reasons why you are appealing for that school.

You might find it useful to look at the information about appeals on the LGO website about infant class size appeals.

A provisional schedule for community and controlled school appeals for September 2014 is in supporting documents below. Please note that these dates may change. You will be notified by the Appeals Administrator of the actual date of your appeal.

Dates for appeals for church aided and foundation schools and academies, including free schools, are set by the school's governing body and should be available from the school.

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