School admission appeals

How to appeal a school admission decision

Submit a school admission appeal >>

  • state clearly the reasons why it’s best for your child to go to this school
  • you can appeal for more than one school; please fill in a separate form for each school
  • your child should be in education while the arrangements are made for your appeal – you can accept a place at another school while you wait for your appeal to be heard

To request a paper appeal form, please call us on 0300 300 8029.


You must return the form(s) by the deadline stated on your offer letter.

If your form is received after the deadline, your appeal might not be heard at the same time as the appeals that were received on time.

You will receive an automatic acknowledgement to confirm that the appeal form has been received. If you do not receive the confirmation, please email with the name of the school that you are appealing for, the child’s name and date of birth to enable us to investigate.