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

All 'on time' appeals lodged for starting primary or secondary school in September 2018 have now been heard. Any appeals now lodged will be heard in term time starting September 2018.

Appeals timetable for 2019

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 2019

Event Date
National Offer Day Friday 1 March 2019
Deadline for return of forms if appealing Friday 29 March 2019
Appeals planned to start Monday 29 April 2019
Appeals planned to finish Thursday 27 June 2019

Appeals for primary, infant or junior school starting September 2019

Event Date
National Offer Day Tuesday 16 April 2019
Deadline for return of forms if appealing Tuesday 4 June 2019
Appeals planned to start Wednesday 19 June 2019
Appeals planned to finish Friday 19 July 2019

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