How to appeal
There is a two-step process to appealing:
- Request a school appeal form using the link below.
- Fill in the school appeal form sent to you and submit it back to us.
Requesting a school appeal form is different from submitting a school appeal form. You must fill in the form we send you after you have asked for it so we can begin processing your appeal.
Most schools in Lincolnshire accept our appeal form. You must clearly state your reasons for your appeal on the form and provide any supporting evidence.
You must put your child's name on anything you send us so we know who it is for. You can submit more information later on if you need to.
You need to send any supporting evidence you wish to be considered in advance of the appeal hearing. We may blank out other people's faces or personal details on documents you send to us.
For schools that have their own appeal forms, you will need to send any supporting evidence directly to them.
Schools which have their own appeal forms and do not accept our appeal form are:
- Somercotes Academy
- Louth Academy
- Theddlethorpe Academy
- Sir Robert Pattinson Academy
- Caistor Grammar School
- Alford John Spendluffe
- Lincoln Priory LSST
- Grantham Priory Ruskin Academy
- Lincoln Priory City Academy
- Sleaford Carres Academy
- Boston Grammar School
- Boston High School
- Pembroke - A Priory Academy
- Louth King Edward VI Grammar School
To appeal to a school in another local authority, go to the school's website for information on how to do this.
Timetable for offer dates and appeals
National offer day
1 March 2023
17 April 2023
Deadline for an appeal to be received
28 March 2023
19 May 2023
Appeals will be heard after the appeal deadlines.
Schools that organise their own appeals may use different dates. Visit the school's website for more information.
Infant class size appeals
Where an infant class (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) has 30 children already, panels are limited on what they can consider at an appeal.
Grammar school appeals
If you wish to appeal your child's 11+ score, you must show that they should have met the required standard. As evidence of this, you could send the following:
- a school report
- written work (artwork may not photocopy well)
- a teacher or headteacher's supporting letter
If the school is full and your child did not qualify, you must show why your child should have qualified. If something affected testing, you might wish to send details and evidence.
If the school is full and the panel believe your child should have passed, it does not mean they will grant a place. The panel will consider the school's case and then decide. You will need to show that your case outweighs the school's case.
Sixth form appeals
The parent, carer or young person can appeal for sixth form appeals. Contact the school directly for more information.
You must show that they or you can cope with the workload and were expected to reach the required standard.