School admission appeals
How to appeal an admissions decision
You have the right to appeal against a decision not to offer your child a place at any school you have applied for.
Timetable for admission appeal hearings
|Phase||Offers made||Deadline for lodging an appeal||Appeal hearings|
|Secondary transfer (entry to year seven in September 2015)||Monday 2 March 2015||Monday 30 March 2015||May and June 2015|
|Primary (entry to a reception class in September 2015)||Thursday 16 April 2015||Thursday 14 May 2015||June and July 2015|
Any appeals submitted after the deadline will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.
In-year admission appeals (for people applying for school places in the middle of a school year) will be heard within 30 school days of your appeal being lodged.
Sixth-form appeals will be heard within 30 school days of your appeal being lodged or, if the offer of a place would have depended upon exam results, 30 school days after those results are received.
What you can do to appeal
The appeals process depends on the type of school:
Community and voluntary controlled schools
If your child is refused a place at a community or voluntary controlled school, you can appeal using the downloads on this page. There are also guidance notes that you should read.
Own admission authority schools
If your child has been refused a place at an academy (including The Greenwich Free School and Royal Greenwich UTC), foundation or voluntary aided school, you will need to complete an appeal form provided by that school. Contact the school directly for a form.
The governors of the school are responsible for arranging any admission appeals.
Further information on admissions appeals
More advice on school admissions appeals is available from the Coram Children's Legal Centre.