Appeal a school place decision

Before you appeal

You can only appeal for a place at the schools that you list on your application form.

There are three types of appeal:

  • for the September intake (held during late spring and summer)
  • for midyear applications (held within 30 school days of when we receive it)
  • for a child with an Education, Health and Care plan (contact your case worker)

You can get independent advice about school appeals from:

It is your responsibility to find out about your options for school transport.

We cannot process appeals for children with Education Health and Care Plans (EHCP).

Moving home

If you have moved house, you must send us proof of your new residency. If you did not meet the deadline for providing this proof, we may have used your old address to process the application.

Your appeal panel will review details of your case at the time the decision was made.

Service personnel and crown servants

Different rules may apply for armed forces and crown servants.