Admission Appeals (Schools)
If you have been refused a place at your preferred Staffordshire school and you are dissatisfied with the school place offered you may wish to lodge a formal appeal against this decision to an Independent Appeals Panel. The decision of an Appeals Panel is final and binding on all parties concerned.
In reference to admission appeals for 2013, please refer to the follwoing indicative appeals timetable for the likely dates when appeals will be held.
Admissions Appeal Timetable (20kb)
There are two types of appeals for primary schools. If you are considering lodging an appeal because you have been refused a school place due to infant class size legislation (i.e. a key stage one class can not have more than 30 pupils) you will need to read the infant class size leaflet. There are only limited grounds on which your appeal will be successful.
Infant Class Size Flyer (34kb)
It is now possible to appeal for a primary or secondary place by submitting an on-line appeal application form.
Alternatively, to submit an appeal by post the following form should be used and sent to the Local Authority for both primary and secondary places:
Appeal Form (255kb)
Appeal Form (494kb)
Before submitting a primary or secondary appeal please read the following guidance about making an appeal.
Appeal Guidance (270kb)
You may also find the following booklet produced by the Department for Children, Schools and Families useful.
Primary and Secondary School Admission and Appeals: A Guide for Parents (2.23MB)
Please note that there is no right of appeal for admission to a maintained nursery.
Information on the appeal procedure followed by the Governing Bodies of Academies, Voluntary Aided and Foundation schools can be obtained directly from the school. Further advice may also be obtained from the relevant Diocese office:-
Lichfield Diocesan Board of Education for Church of England Schools
Birmingham Diocesan Schools Commission for Catholic Schools
Nottingham Diocesan Education Service