Detailed guidance on school admission appeals

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Apply for your child’s primary school place: If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016, then they are due to start primary school in September 2020. Don’t miss the deadline on 15 January 2020.

8. Start an appeal

Start an appeal

The previous pages have provided an introduction to some of the key issues relating to school appeals. If you want more detailed advice, please read our School Admission Appeals Guide.

The best way to submit an appeal is online:

Please note if you are appealing for a voluntary aided (faith) school you will need to submit your appeal directly to the relevant school.

If you prefer to submit an appeal in a paper format, please see our guidance about completing an appeal by post.

Independent advice on making an appeal

Coram Children’s Legal Centre provides a Child Law Advice Service which can help you prepare your appeal.

Statutory guidance on school admissions and appeals

Queries

If you’ve read the guidance and still have queries, you can contact us using our enquiry form – but do not use this to submit an appeal. Please note, we cannot advise you on the content of your appeal.

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