Detailed guidance on school admission appeals


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There may also be unavoidable delays to progressing and hearing school admissions appeals this year for in-year, secondary and primary school places.

We are monitoring government guidance and considering the possible impact of the coronavirus on school appeal related duties.

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


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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