School Admission Appeals
Parents who are not offered a school place for their child at a school they prefer, have the right, under Section 94 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998, to appeal against this decision to an independent body called an Appeal Panel.
Admission Appeals for Community schools are dealt with by the Local Authority.
To make an appeal for a Community school you must request an appeal form in writing from:
The Appeals Officer
School Admissions Team
Children, Young People and Learning Services
St Nicholas Way
Surrey SM1 1EA
E mail email@example.com
Timetable for Appeals
National offer day
Deadline to lodge appeal
Deadline to hear appeal
3 March 2014
28 March 2014
17 June 2014
16 April 2014
15 May 2014
17 July 2014
Easter holidays: 7 April to 21 April
Summer Half Term: 26 to 30 May
Summer Term 22 April to 22 July
Admissions Round (Secondary or Reception)
Hear within 40 school days of deadline.
Late applications for Admissions Round
Should be heard within 40 days of deadline if possible.
Hear with 30 school days of the appeal being lodged, if not possible.
Mid Term Admissions
Must be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.
More information on appeals for Community Schools can be found in Sutton's leaflet
Other sources of help and information on appeals:
Academy, Voluntary Aided and Foundation Schools
Admission appeals for Academy, Voluntary Aided and Foundation schools are dealt with by the schools themselves. All enquiries regarding an admission appeal for a place at an Academy, Voluntary Aided or Foundation school must be made to the school concerned.
Contact details for Sutton schools: