School admissions appeal

What you need to do

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.

Community Schools

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 us using our online enquiry form. Sutton community schools are listed below. To appeal for any other Sutton school you should contact the school directly.  

Devonshire Primary School 
Hackbridge Primary School
Robin Hood Infants School
Robin Hood Junior School 

Contact us here

or by post: 

The Appeals Officer
School Admissions Team
Civic Offices
St Nicholas Way
Surrey  SM1 1EA

Timetable for Appeals


National offer day  

1 March 2022  

Deadline to lodge appeal

Contact all Sutton seconday schools direct for their dates.

Primary and Junior

National offer day

19 April 2022

Deadline to lodge appeal - for Sutton community school only as listed above

18 May 2022 

Will be heard within 40 school days of this deadline. 

Appellants will be given at least 10 days' notice of the date of their appeal. 

Appeal papers will be sent to appellants and panel members, 5 school days before the appeal

Contact all other primary schools for their dates. 


Late applications for Admissions Round

Should be heard within 40 school days of deadline if possible.

If not possible, will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

In-Year  Admissions

Will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.


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

Primary, Junior & Infants' Schools

Secondary Schools