If your child isn’t offered a place in your preferred school, you can appeal the decision. Appeals are considered by an independent panel.
Before appealing you should:
- accept a place at a school that you have been offered in case your appeal is not successful
- read the advice for appealing school places on GOV.UK
- read our appeal guide.
- contact school admissions before submitting an appeal.
Deadlines for submitting an appeals:
|Primary schools||15 March 2024|
|Secondary schools||28 March 2024|
|School transfers (in year admission)||Within 20 school days of the offer|
How to appeal
Submit an appeal online. You will need to explain why your child should have a place at your preferred school in your appeal form.
After you submit an appeal the School Appeals team will contact you to explain what happens next and the appeal process.
An appeal hearing will be arranged which you will need to attend.
If your appeal is not successful, you won’t usually be able to appeal again. You will be able to submit a new appeal after it’s been one school year since your last appealed.
If you wish to appeal against a refusal of a school place for a school that is not located in Plymouth, you need to speak to the school directly or to the council in the area where the school is located so that they can give you advice on how to appeal against a refusal.