School admissions appeal form

Complete this online form to appeal for a place at your preferred school if it has not been offered to you.

School admissions appeal form

  • This form will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.
  • Please allow yourself enough time to complete this form in one session as there is not an option to save and come back to it later.
  • The questions marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory and require an answer. You do not have to answer all of the other questions, but it would help us if you do.
  • You must complete a separate appeals form for each school.
  • You can attach supporting evidence to this form by uploading it from the device you are using (such as computer, tablet).

Your data privacy

Before completing this form please read our general Privacy Policy (opens in a new window).

This explains why we ask for your data, what we do with it and how long we will keep it. It also explains how you can find out what data we hold about you and how you can ask us to delete it.

Your details

Enter your first name.
Enter your last name.
Enter the address name or number. This could be a flat, house or building name or number.
Enter the first line of the address. This could be the street name.
Enter the second line of the address if you need to. This could be the village name.
Enter the town or city of the postal address.
Enter the county.
Enter the postcode, with or without spaces.
Enter an email address where we can write to you.
Enter a daytime phone number that we can ring you on. This can be a mobile or land line number.
Enter another phone number we can reach you on. This can be a mobile or land line number.

Child's details

Enter the child's first name.
Enter the child's last name.
Enter the child's date of birth using numbers following the format dd/mm/yyyy, for example 01/12/1980.
Child's gender Select an option below.

School details

Enter the name of the school you are appealing for.

Please complete a separate form for each appeal.

Enter the date using numbers following the format dd/mm/yyyy, for example 03/09/2015. This is the date you would like your child to start.
Enter the name of the school you were offered.
Enter your child's current school. Leave blank if your child is starting school.

The appeal hearing

Attending the appeal hearing * Select one of the appeal options below.

Reasons for the appeal

Enter the reasons for wanting the preferred school.
Upload any files or photos to support your appeal. You can upload a maximum of four files.
If required, upload a second file or photo to support your appeal.
If required, upload a third file or photo to support your appeal.
If required, upload a fourth file or photo to support your appeal.

An appeal has to be made in writing setting out the grounds on which it is made. This is set out in the School Admission Appeals Code, 1 February 2012. An appeal form received without any grounds of appeal will not be registered and will be returned to you to be completed.

Submitting your form

Click the submit button only once.

Please be patient as it will take a few moments to process your form and redirect you to our confirmation page.

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