Appeal a school place decision

Complaints about appeals

If you are unhappy with the way the appeal hearing was conducted, you can complain to the Local Government Ombudsman.

The Ombudsman is unable to overturn a panel’s decision but may suggest a fresh appeal with a new panel and clerk.

Complaints about academy appeals need to be sent to the Education and Skills Funding Agency by:

  • emailing
  • writing to Admission Appeal Complaints, Academies Central Unit, Education Funding and Skills Agency, Earlsdon Park, Butts Road, Coventry, CV1 3BH