If your child is due to start Primary, Infant or Junior School in 2020 you can appeal if you were refused a place at one of your preferred schools.
You can appeal between 16 April and 14 May 2020 to guarantee your appeal will be heard by 16 July 2020.
If the school application was made in the normal round of applications appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline.
If it was a late application, appeals should be heard within 40 schools days of the deadline where possible, or within 30 schools days of making the appeal.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for support.