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.  

Bandon Hill Primary School Meadow Field
Bandon Hill Primary School Wood Field
Devonshire Primary School 
Hackbridge Primary School
Robin Hood Infants School
Robin Hood Junior School 


Contact us here

or by post from: 

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

Timetable for Appeals


National offer day

1 March 2019

Deadline to lodge appeal

Contact all Sutton schools for their dates


National offer day

16 April 2019

Deadline to lodge appeal

21 May 2019 - Community Schools only. (Contact all other schools for their dates)

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 within 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

Primary, Junior & Infants' Schools

Secondary Schools