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A parents guide to school admission appeals

Further advice and information

The appeal team is unable to offer personal advice about your child's appeal. We can, however discuss procedures, administration and legislation and can be contacted at (opens new window).

For information regarding availability of school places and waiting lists, please contact our admissions team at (opens new window) or by telephone on 01225 713010.

For further information go to the Advisory Centre for Education (ACE) website at (opens new window) or see the GOV.UK: school admissions appeals code - statutory guidance (opens new window) 

The Local Government Ombudsman can investigate written complaints about maladministration on the part of a panel hearing appeals for a maintained school (not an Academy). Maladministration covers issues such as a failure to follow correct procedures or a failure to act independently or fairly - not complaints where a person simply feels that the decision taken is wrong. Further information can be found at: (opens new window) or (opens new window) and (opens new window) or the website School admissions - complain about the appeals process (opens new window).

Frequently asked questions

If you have any queries that are not covered in this document, please email them to (opens new window).

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