Coronavirus: School appeals process

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, temporary changes have been made to the school admissions appeal process. Find out more on our temporary changes to school admissions webpages.

Admission appeals

2. How to appeal

If you are unhappy with the school your child was offered and would like to appeal, you can do so using the online form below. If you wish to appeal for more than one school please fill in a separate form for each school.

Make an appeal online

Alternatively you can download a copy of the how to appeal guidance (PDF 350.56Kb) and then complete the admission appeal form (PDF 268Kb).

You can send your completed paper forms via email to or by post to:

Secretary of the Independent Appeals Panel
c/o Democratic Services
Corporate and Support Services
Secretary of the Independent Appeals Committee
Town Hall

Information regarding timescales once we have received your application can be found in the timescale of school admission appeals (PDF 32Kb) document.

Other questions about schools admission procedures and waiting lists should be directed to the Admissions team by emailing or calling 0161 217 6022.