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Academy independent admission appeal panel complaints

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

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This factsheet sets out the types of complaints parents and legal guardians can raise with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) 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.

Published 18 March 2014
Last updated 22 March 2018 + show all updates
  1. Amended EFA to ESFA, and updated LGO link and factsheet.
  2. First published.