If your child is due to start primary school in September 2024, you can appeal if you are refused a place at one of your preferred schools on National Offer Day.
Any appeals received after the time limit will be heard within 40 school days from the deadline, or where reasonably possible in line with updated guidance from the Department for Education.
For late applications, appeals should be heard within 40 school days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged where reasonably possible in line with updated guidance from the Department for Education.
For any appeals being lodged read the full copy of our privacy notice outlining your rights in relation to your personal data.
There is a legal maximum class size for reception, year 1 and year 2. This is 30 children per teacher. Your appeal can be turned down if all the classes have already reached their legal limit, unless:
- the admission arrangements were unlawful
- the admission arrangements weren't correctly and impartially applied
- the decision to refuse admission wasn't reasonable.
We will write to tell you the panel's decision as soon as possible. We cannot tell you the decision by telephone.
If your appeal is unsuccessful, you can't lodge another appeal to the same school for the same school year, unless you can show your circumstances have changed since the first appeal.
Call 03000 41 42 22 or email email@example.com for support.