School admissions appeals

We strive to place every child within a preferred school placement, however, this may not always be possible.

It is recommended you read the parents and carers guide to school admission appeals before submitting your appeal paperwork.

  • For parents wishing to appeal regarding reception, Year 1 or Year 2 places at a school, you will need to download and complete the 'Infant Class Size Legislation Appeal Form' below
  • For parents wishing to lodge an appeal for all other year groups, please download and complete the 'General Appeal Form' below.
  • The Advisory Centre for Education - independent advice regarding appeals and admissions.
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Below the Admission Appeals timetable for the 2019/2020 School Admission round for maintained school for whom the city council is the Admission Authority.

This information is provided in accordance with paragraph 2.1 and 2.2 of the School Admission Appeals Code February 2012.

Admissions to Primary and Secondary Schools 2019-2020

  Secondary Primary
Offer day 1 March 16 April
Closing date for appeals (20 school days) 29 March 21 May

Secondary Appeals: Completed Appeal Forms returned by 29 March will be heard by 18 June.

Primary Appeals: completed appeal forms returned by 21 May will be heard by 23 July

18 June 23 July

All Appeals Forms for Primary and Secondary Schools received after the deadline will be heard within 40 school days of receipt.

Please note: this might mean it will be heard in September 2019.

  Secondary Primary
Late applications offer day (week commencing) 24 April 13 May
  20 May 10 June
Appeals will be heard within 40 school days of being lodged

All other In-year appeals will be heard within 30 schools days of receipt.