Guidance

Academy independent admission appeal panel complaints

Types of complaints parents and legal guardians can raise with the EFA about academy independent admission appeal panels.

Detail

This factsheet sets out the types of complaints parents and legal guardians can raise with the Education Funding Agency (EFA) about academy independent admission appeal panels (‘panels’). All references to ‘academies’ also cover:

  • free schools
  • university technical colleges (UTCs)
  • studio schools.

Complaints about panels for local authority maintained schools should be referred to the Local Government Ombudsman.