Appealing for a School

Appealing for a School

It can be very upsetting for you and your child if they do not get offered a place at one of your preferred schools. Parents have the right to make an appeal to an independent appeal panel if they are refused a place at a school. This booklet helps parents and carers to understand the appeals process so they know what to expect and how to prepare for the appeal. It also offers guidance on how to put together a case together to present to the appeal panel, with tips and advice on how to make the case as strong as possible. 

Published: March 2017*   *This booklet is up to date (March 2019) there have been no changes to law or guidance since publication.

Comments from parents who have used our booklet

"Excellent! Read it, used advice, heard today we have a place for our son. Brilliant".

"Very clear and easy to understand".

"Really helpful advice on how to put a case together"

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