Admission appeals for school places

These guides will help admission authorities advise those involved with school admission appeals to understand their roles and responsibilities.



This information will be useful to:

  • school admission authorities
  • school leadership teams
  • school governors
  • appeal clerks and panel members
  • parents, carers and guardians
  • local authorities
Published 15 March 2019
Last updated 1 February 2021 + show all updates
  1. Page updated as the temporary amendments to the admission appeals regulations, which were introduced due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, have been extended until 30 September 2021.

  2. Changes to school admission appeals due to coronavirus have been extended until 30 September 2021.

  3. Updated guidance on 'changes to the admission appeals during the coronavirus outbreak'.

  4. Added guidance on the coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on school admission appeals.

  5. First published.