School appeals

If you applied for a place at a school in Brighton & Hove but weren’t successful, you can appeal that decision.

The School Admissions team are responsible for allocating school places in Brighton & Hove and hold the waiting list (reallocation pool) for schools.

Guidance 

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.

Appeal forms

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.

You will receive a confirmation after we've received your appeal form. Following this, we will send you the date of your appeal hearing.

Appeal process

Primary school process (Reception year or Year 3 starting in September 2016)

Stage Date
Find out what school your child has been allocated 18 April 2016
Closing date for submitting your appeal form 19 May 2016
First appeal hearings held from 4 July 2016

Secondary school process (Year 7 starting in September 2016)

Stage Date
Find out what school your child has been allocated 1 March 2016
Closing date for submitting your appeal form 14 April 2016
First appeal hearings held from 4 May 2016

In-year placement process

If you're appealing an in-year admission, your case will be heard within 30 school days of receipt of the appeal. 

Contact us

Please contact the Principal School Appeals Clerk if you have any questions about the appeal process:

Sending us your paper appeal form:

School Appeals
Room 167
Hove Town Hall
Hove
BN3 3BQ 

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