School appeals

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.

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.

Appeal process

Any appeals submitted in July will likely not be heard until September 2018

Primary school (Reception year or Year 3 starting in September 2018)

Stage Date
Find out what school your child has been allocated 16 April
Closing date for submitting your appeal form 17 May
Appeal hearings begin July

Secondary school (Year 7 starting in September 2018)

Stage Date
Find out what school your child has been allocated 1 March
Closing date for submitting your appeal form 29 March
Appeal hearings begin May

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.

Contact us

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

Sending us your paper appeal form:

School Appeals
Room 167
Hove Town Hall
Hove
BN3 3BQ 

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