Guide: School admission appeals

Appeals timetable

Secondary admissions round (year 7) – on-time appeals (submitted within 20 school days of the national allocation day) will be heard during May.

Primary admissions round (year R) – on-time appeals (submitted within 20 school days of the national allocation day) will be heard during June and July.

Late applications – the panel will try to include late appeals with the appeals that have been lodged on time. If this is not possible the aim is to hear them within 30 school days of receiving your appeal.

In-year admissions – will be heard within 30 school days of your appeal being received.

Additional evidence – if you have further evidence to submit after you have lodged your appeal, this should be no later than five days before the date of the appeal. After this date and including the day of the appeal, no new evidence can be accepted unless you can show that you were unable to submit it earlier.

Decision – normally a letter will be sent with the Panel’s decision and the reasons for it within five school days of the appeal. Alternatively you can call the Panel to find out their decision after 9.30am the next working day after the appeal.