Admission appeals

2. Admissions appeals: summer 2023

The deadlines to submit an appeal for any school that your child has been refused admission to are:

  • Primary Schools: 19 May 2023 before midnight
  • Secondary Schools: 31 March 2023 before midnight

This includes any late applications for primary and secondary appeals.

After you have submitted your appeal form:

  1. Your application will be acknowledged by our automated response service and you'll be contacted as soon as is reasonably practical.

  2. You'll then be sent an invitation letter with a minimum of 14 calendar days’ notice of your appeal hearing date.

  3. You'll be sent a copy of your appeal pack with a minimum of 7 calendar days’ notice of your appeal hearing date.

  4. You'll be contacted by phone or email within 1 to 2 days of your appeal hearing date, to confirm you have received your appeal pack and will be attending your appeal hearing.

Please note that you can submit separate appeal forms to appeal for more than one school that you have applied and been refused for. To discuss this you can:

The dates listed below are for appeals for places in Year 7 or Reception in September 2023.

Secondary schools

Please note: the dates below may be subject to change.

  • Wednesday 1 March 2023: offer date for Year 7 places
  • Friday 31 March 2023 before midnight: deadline for receipt of appeals form

Appeal panels will then meet:

  • week starting 9 May 2023
  • week starting 15 May 2023
  • week starting 22 May 2023
  • week starting 30 May 2023
  • week starting 5 June 2023
  • week starting 12 June 2023

Late appeal applications will be received up to Friday 30 June 2023. Any appeal application submitted after this date will not be allocated a hearing until September 2023.


Primary schools

Please note: the dates below may be subject to change.

  • Monday 17 April 2023: offer date for Reception places
  • Friday 19 May 2023 before midnight: deadline for receipt of appeals form

Appeal panels will then meet:

  • week starting 26 June 2023
  • week starting 3 July 2023

Any appeals not submitted by these deadlines will need to be submitted by Friday 30 June 2023 before midnight to be considered on the following dates:

  • week starting 10 July 2023
  • week starting 17 July 2023

Any appeals submitted after Friday 30 June 2023 will not be heard until September 2023.


Please note: if you wish to submit more information to support your appeal then you may do so up to 2 days before the date of appeal.

You'll receive at least 10 school days notice of the date of your appeal. You'll also receive a copy of the Admission Authorities case outlining their reasons for refusal and any other information. You'll receive this before your appeal by email.

The decision of the appeals panel will be communicated to you in writing and sent within 7 calendar days of the conclusion of the appeal hearing for that school.