When school admission appeals are held

When an appeal is held depends on when the application for a school place was made.

  • For 'on time' applications to start primary, 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 2018

The following information is provided in order to comply with the requirements of the School Admission Appeals Code 2012 paragraph 2.2.

Appeals for secondary school starting September 2018

Event Date
National Offer Day Thursday 1 March 2018
Deadline for return of forms if appealing Friday 13 April 2018
Appeals planned to start Tuesday 8 May 2018
Appeals planned to finish Friday 15 June 2018

Appeals for primary, infant or junior school starting September 2018

Event Date
National Offer Day Monday 16 April 2018
Deadline for return of forms if appealing Friday 18 May 2018
Appeals planned to start Monday 11 June 2018
Appeals planned to finish Friday 20 July 2018

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