If your application for a place at a school in Brighton & Hove wasn't successful, you can appeal.
The School Admissions team allocate school places in Brighton & Hove and are responsible for the waiting list (reallocation pool) for Brighton & Hove schools. If you have a question about allocation contact the School Admissions team.
An independent team look after school appeals. The details are below.
Please read this guidance before you submit the appeal form. This is particularly important if your appeal is for Reception year to Year Two, where the grounds on which an appeal can succeed are limited.
You can appeal a decision by submitting an appeal form online or by post. If you're appealing more than one school you will need to complete a separate form for each school.
Primary school process (Reception year or Year 3 starting in September 2017)
|Find out what school your child has been allocated||18 April 2017|
|Closing date for submitting your appeal form||23 May 2017|
|First appeal hearings held from||End of June 2017|
Secondary school process (Year 7 starting in September 2017)
|Find out what school your child has been allocated||1 March 2017|
|Closing date for submitting your appeal form||15 April 2017|
|First appeal hearings held from||2 May 2017|
Please note that Year 7 appeals will begin with the plenary hearing for Dorothy Stringer High School on 2 May 2017 in Hove Town Hall.
In-year placement process
In-year appeals are heard throughout the academic year. After you submit your appeal you will receive an acknowledgement that your appeal has been received, and will be notified of the date as soon as possible.
Please contact the Principal School Appeals Clerk if you have any questions about the appeal process:
From 1 March to 1 August the phone line will only be answered from 9am - 2pm, Monday - Friday
- Telephone: 01273 291228
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sending us your paper appeal form:
Hove Town Hall