We are closely monitoring government guidance and considering the possible impact of the coronavirus on admission appeals. The Independent Appeal Panel is made up of unpaid and trained volunteers so we are anticipating unavoidable delays to progressing and hearing this year due to the virus outbreak. We are expecting to receive new guidance from the Department for Education which will add clarity to the situation. We will provide a further update as soon as we are able.
You can appeal online if your child wasn't offered a place at a school you listed as your first, second or third preference in the application form.
||Deadline to appeal
||Appeal hearings start
||Start school in
|Infant or primary (reception) or junior (year 3)
||20 May 2022
|Secondary (year 7)
||29 March 2022
||April to May 2022
Please appeal as soon as you can if you want your child to start, change or move school during the school year,
The appeal will take place within 30 school days. Appeals don't take place during school holidays.
What happens next
After you submit the appeal the council will let you know the date and time of the appeal hearing.
Other ways to appeal
Email email@example.com to ask for a paper version of the form.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01273 291 228.
Read our Schools appeal factsheet (PDF 88KB) and visit the GOV.UK website.