Guidance

Admission appeals for school places

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

Applies to England

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Guidance for appeals made on or after 1 October 2022 under the school admission appeals code 2022.

For appeals submitted on or before 30 September 2022, the previous advice applies.

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 30 September 2022 + show all updates
  1. We have published updated guidance on school admission appeals, which applies from 1 October 2022. We have moved 'Changes to school admission appeals due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic' and other appeals guidance that applies to appeals submitted on or before 30 September 2022. They are now on the page 'Admission appeals for school places: submitted before 30 September 2022'.

  2. Updated 'changes to school admission appeals due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic' to reflect that the temporary regulations have been extended until 30 September 2022.

  3. 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.

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

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

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

  7. First published.