Schools admission appeals are held depending on when you made your application for a school place.

  • for 'on time' applications to start primary or infant, junior or secondary school for the first time, appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals
  • for late applications, appeals should be heard within 40 school days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged
  • for in-year applications, appeals must be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged

See how to appeal for a school place.

Appeals timetable for 2020

The following information complies with the requirements of the School Admission Appeals Code 2012 paragraph 2.2.

Appeals for secondary school starting September 2020

Event Date
National Offer Day Monday 2 March 2020
Deadline for return of forms, if appealing Tuesday 31 March 2020
Appeals planned to start Tuesday 5 May 2020
Appeals planned to finish Friday 12 June 2020

Appeals for primary, infant or junior school starting September 2020

Event Date
National Offer Day Thursday 16 April 2020
Deadline for return of forms, if appealing Wednesday 20 May 2020
Appeals planned to start Monday 1 June 2020
Appeals planned to finish Friday 17 July 2020

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