School Admission Appeals

If your child has been refused a place at a school by the Admission Authority (or via a Fair Access Panel decision), you have the right to submit an appeal against this decision, to an Independent Appeal Panel. You can find the relevant information on how to submit an appeal below:

Appeals Guide & Timetable 2022 23 (pdf 320KB)

Further details will also be provided to you in the decision letter sent out by the Local Authority, when your application has been processed (for In Year Admissions) or on the National Offer Days (for Primary & Secondary School Admissions). In respect of appeals that are administered by the Local Authority, you will also be sent an appeal request form with the decision letter. Some Appeals for Faith Schools and Academies are administered by other Admission Authorities and separate arrangements apply. To find out which Admission Authority you should appeal to, please refer to the Parents Appeals Guide & timetable above.


Statistics for successful and unsuccessful appeals (Primary & Secondary Admissions only) for previous academic years are available below:

Secondary Admissions Appeals Stats 2021 (pdf 103KB)
Primary Admissions Appeals Stats 2021 (pdf 108KB)
Secondary Admissions - Appeals Stats 2017 (pdf 100KB)
Secondary Admissions - Appeals Stats 2018 (pdf 101KB)
Secondary Admissions - Appeals Stats 2019 (pdf 67KB)
Secondary Admissions Appeals Stats 2020 (excel 21KB)
Primary Admissions - Appeals Stats 2017 (pdf 280KB)
Primary Admissions - Appeals Stats 2018 (pdf 486KB)
Primary Admissions - Appeals Stats 2019 (pdf 163KB)
Primary Admissions Appeals Stats 2020 (excel 22KB)

Last Updated on Wednesday, August 24, 2022

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