Schools and education

When school admission appeals are held

Changes to the appeals schedule

Due to the temporary legislation relating to School Appeals during the Covid 19 period until 31 September 2021, the school appeal schedule has changed. The temporary deadline for lodging an appeal is 28 calendar days from the date of the notification of a school place refusal - that is the date on the letter you received that refused your child's admission to your preferred schools.

Also see how to appeal for a school place.

Appeals timetable for 2021

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

Starting primary, infant or junior school in September 2021

Event Date
Opening date for applications 12 September 2020
Deadline for 'on time' applications 15 January 2021
National Offer Day 16 April 2021
Deadline for return of appeal forms if appealing 21 May 2021
Admission appeals start date 1 June 2021
Admission appeals end date 16 July 2021

Starting secondary school in September 2021

Event Date
Opening date for applications 12 September 2020
Deadline for 'on time' applications 31 October 2021
National Offer Day 1 March 2021
Deadline for return of appeal forms if appealing 31 March 2021
Admission appeals start date 5 May 2021
Admission appeals end date 12 June 2021

Also see

School Services

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