Procedure at school appeals

At the appeal, three independent appeal panel members will listen to information from the school and from yourself and come to a decision after considering all the aspects of your circumstances, as well as the difficulties the school would experience in taking further pupils. This decision is binding on both parents and the school.

You cannot re-appeal for the same school within the same academic year unless you can provide evidence that there has been a relevant, significant and material change in circumstances. This means you cannot have a second appeal for the same school in the same school year, unless the relevant admissions authority has agreed that the change in circumstances is significant or exceptional.

Appeals are normally scheduled for between 20 and 30 minutes. You are advised to arrive at least 10 minutes before your hearing is scheduled to start to allow you to settle and to enable you to speak to the clerk if you have any last minute questions.

There is no limit to the number of different schools that you can appeal for in a school year.

If you wish to discuss if places are available at a school, please call the admissions team on 01254 666605.

If you require any further information relating to school admission appeals, please call the school appeals team on 01254 585109 or email